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An element of an operation or process that occurs in each of its cycles.



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NONCYCLIC ELEMENT

An element of an operation or process that does not occur in every cycle but has a frequency of occurrence that is specified by the method.

ESTIMATED TIME

A predicted element or operation time.

ASSEMBLY LINE

A mass-production arrangement whereby the work in process is progressively transferred from one operation to the next until the product is assembled.

DEBUNK

The process of removing fuel from a vessel. After a ship wreck, a 'debunkering' operation will be performed in an effort to minimize damage and protect the environment from fuel spills.

BATCH PROCESS

A treatment operation in which a vessel or reactor is filled, the process is treated, and the vessel is emptied. It may then be refilled and the process repeated.

TRACKING

In the operation of automated radar plotting aids, the process of observing the sequential changes in the position of a target to establish its motion.

BLANK

  1. To cut off the electron beam of a television picture tube, camera tube, or cathode-ray oscilloscope tube during the process of retrace by applying a rectangular pulse voltage to the grid or cathode during each retrace interval. Also known as beam blank. 2. The result of the final cutting operation on a natural crystal.

CHEMICAL SIMILITUDE

A procedure used to ensure satisfactory operation of a fullscale chemical process by comparison with pilot plant data.

AND/NOR GATE

Also known as AND A single logic element whose operation is equivalent to that of two AND gates with outputs feeding into a NOR gate.

ACCUMULATIVE TIMING

A time-study method that allows direct reading of the time for each element of an operation by the use of two stopwatches which operate alternately.

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