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A closable cavity in a weight on an analytical balance; holds material to adjust weight to nominal value.



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BULK FACTOR

The ratio of the volume of loose powdered or granulated solids to the volume of an equal weight of the material after consolidation into a voidless solid.

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

The ratio of the weight of a unit volume of a material to the weight of the same unit volume of water.

NET LOAD CAPACITY

The weight of a material that can be handled, without failure, by a machine or process plus the weight of the container or device.

DIFFERENTIAL THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

Thermal analysis in which the rate of material weight change upon heating versus temperature is plotted; used to simplify reading of weight-versus-temperature thermogram peaks that occur close together.

BAILEY METER

A flowmeter consisting of a helical quarter-turn vane which operates a counter to record the total weight of granular material flowing through vertical or near-vertical ducts, spouts, or pipes.

HARDINGE FEEDER-WEIGHER

A pivoted, short belt conveyor which controls the rate of material flow from a hopper by weight per cubic foot.

ISOSTASY

A supposed equality existing in vertical sections of the earth, whereby the weight of any column from the surface of the earth to a constant depth is approximately the same as that of any other column of equal area, the equilibrium being maintained by plastic flow of material from one part of the earth to another

COMPOSITION DIAGRAM

Graphical plots to show the solvent-solute concentration relationships during various stages of extraction operations (leaching, or solid-liquid extraction; composite material See composite.

DYNAMIC MODEL

A model of an aircraft or other object which has its linear dimensions and its weight and moments of inertia reproduced in scale in proportion to the original.

HYDRAULIC EJECTOR

A pipe for removing excavated material from a pneumatic caisson.

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