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A belt drive having parallel shafts rotating in opposite directions.

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LAMINAR FLOW

A flow situation in which fluid moves in parallel lamina or layers.

SHEAR RATE

The difference between the velocities along the parallel faces of a fluid element divided by the distance between the faces.

BYPASS FILTRATION

A system of filtration in which only a portion of the total flow of a circulating fluid system passes through a filter at any instant or in which a filter having its own circulating pump operates in parallel to the main flow.

GRID PARALLEL

A line parallel to a grid equator, connecting all points of equal grid latitude

HORIZONTAL

Parallel to the plane of the horizon; perpendicular to the direction of gravity

WOBBLE PLATE

Type of compressor designed to compress gas, with piston motion parallel to crankshaft.

SWASH PLATE

Type of compressor designed to compress gas, with piston motion parallel to crankshaft.

GOVERNOR SAFETY STOP

On throttling-type governors, the safety stop is a weighted arm that needs the support of a governor belt. If the belt breaks, the idler arm drops and shuts the steam supply valve to the engine. On Corliss units, the flyballs fall to the lowest position and knock off the safety cams; the cams disengage the catch blocks on the steam intake valves so that no steam is admitted to the engine.

INTERSECT

To cut or cross. For example, two non parallel lines in a plane intersect in a point, and a plane intersects a sphere in a circle

KNOCKDOWN

The condition of a sailboat being pushed abruptly to horizontal, with the mast parallel to the water surface.
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