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Total-immersion type of thermometer with a cup container at the bulb end to hold a specified amount and depth of the material whose temperature is to be measured.

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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.

DIELECTRIC STRENGTH

A measure of the ability of an insulating material to withstand electric stress (voltage) without failure. Fluids with high dielectric strength (usually expressed in volts or kilovolts) are good electrical insulators. (ASTM Designation D 877.)

CLEAN ROOM

A facility or enclosure in which air content and other conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and pressure) are controlled and maintained at a specific level by special facilities and operating processes and by trained personnel.

ABSOLUTE ZERO TEMPERATURE

Temperature measured from absolute zero (-459.67°F, or -273.16°C).

AIR REHEATING

In an air conditioning system, the final step in treatment, in the event the temperature is too low.

ABSORPTION

The assimilation of one material into another; in petroleum refining, the use of an absorptive liquid to selectively remove components from a process stream.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SCALE

A scale of temperature measurement in which zero degrees is absolute zero.

CARBON RESIDUE

Coked material remaining after an oil has been exposed to high temperatures under controlled conditions.
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