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The vane components of a centrifugal or axial-flow, air or gas compressor.



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VANE

A fixed or adjustable plate inserted in a gas or air stream used to change the direction of flow.

AIR TRAP

A U-shaped pipe filled with water that prevents the escape of foul air or gas from such systems as drains and sewers. See air pocket.

BUBBLE TEST

Measurement of the largest opening in the mesh of a filter screen; determined by the pressure needed to force air or gas through the screen while it is submerged in a liquid.

BAG FILTER

A device containing one or more cloth bags for recovering particles from dust laden gas or air which is blown through it.

INTERCOOLERS

Heat exchangers that remove the heat of compression from air or gas between consecutive stages of multistage compressors.

PNEUMATIC DRILLING

Drilling a hole when using air or gas in lieu of conventional drilling fluid as the circulating medium; an adaptation of rotary drilling.

INERT-GASBLANKETING

Purging the air from a unit of a heat exchanger by using an inert gas as the unit is being shut down.

CYCLIC CATALYTIC REFORMING PROCESS

A method for the production of low-Btu 142 other fluids by centrifugal means; used to remove dust from air or other fluids, steam from water, and water from steam, and in certain applications to separate particles into two or more size classes. Also known as cyclone classifier.

UPPER FLAMMABLE LIMIT (UFL)

The concentration of a hydrocarbon gas in air above which there is insufficient air to support combustion.

WASTE HEAT BOILER

In a gas processing plant, a boiler used to combine preheated air and hydrogen sulphide gas to produce sulphur dioxide.

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