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Release of compressed gas resulting from incomplete closure of intake or exhaust valves.

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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.

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.

CATALYST

A substance which speeds a chemical action without undergoing a chemical change itself during the process. Now used in catalytic converters to control amount of unburned hydrocarbons and CO in automobile exhaust.

BACK WORK RATIO

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

DESORPTION

Opposite of absorption or adsorption. In filtration, it relates to the downstream release of particles previously retained by the filter.

PNEUMATICS

Engineering science pertaining to gaseous pressure and flow.

SINGLE SHAFT GAS TURBINE

A gas turbine arrangement in which the compressor and the gas turbine are all coupled to one shaft.
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