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The volume of the combustion chamber when the piston is at top dead center.

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A code assigned on the basis of the number of particles per unit volume greater than 5 and 15 micrometers in size. Range numbers identify each increment in the particle population throughout the spectrum of levels.

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A filler added to acetylene cylinders, capable of absorbing 25 times its own volume of acetylene.

CROWN

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

CROWN

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

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

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A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

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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.

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The volume, mass, or weight of a fluid passing through any conductor per unit of time.

BARREL

A unit of liquid volume of petroleum oils equal to 42 U.S. gallons or approximately 35 Imperial gallons.
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