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The combustion chamber together with burners, igniters, and injection devices in a gas turbine or jet engine.

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BUBBLE POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first steady stream of gas bubbles is emitted from a wetted filter element under specified test conditions.

ARC

A flash, caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor.

CROWN

The top of the piston in an internal combustion engine above the fire ring, exposed to direct flame impingement.

CAM

Eccentric shaft used in most internal combustion engines to open and close valves.

ALKALI

Any substance having basic (as opposed to acidic) properties. In a restricted sense it is applied to the hydroxides of ammonium, lithium, potassium and sodium. Alkaline materials in lubricating oils neutralize acids to prevent acidic and corrosive wear in internal combustion engines.

ADIABATIC COMPRESSION

Compressing a gas without removing or adding heat.

FABRICATION INTEGRITY POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first stream of gas bubbles are emitted from a wetted filter element under standard test conditions.

FLUID

A substance readily assuming the shape of the container in which it is placed; e.g. oil, gas, water or mixtures of these. A general classification including liquids and gases.

BLOW-BY

Passage of unburned fuel and combustion gases past the piston rings of internal combustion engines, resulting in fuel dilution and contamination of the crankcase oil.

BACK WORK RATIO

Is the fraction of the gas turbine work used to drive the compressor.
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