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The extended element of a heat-transfer device that effectively increases the surface area.

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RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

SKIN CONDENSER

Condenser using the outer surface of the cabinet as the heat radiating medium.

SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

ABRASION RESISTANCE

The ability of a material to resist surface wear.

CUTTING WEAR

Comes about when hard surface asperities or hard particles that have embedded themselves into a soft surface and plough grooves into the opposing harder surface, e.g., a journal.

ADHESIVE WEAR

Often referred to as galling, scuffing, scoring, or seizing. It happens when sliding surfaces contact one another, causing fragments to be pulled from one surface and to adhere to the other.

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.

ACTION

Refers to the action of a controller. It defines what is done to regulate the final control element to effect control.

FILTER ELEMENT

The porous device that performs the actual process of filtration. Also known as Cartridge
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