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1.To minimize or eliminate airborne shock waves of a nuclear or other explosion by placing the explosives deep under the ground. 2. To minimize the seismic effect of an underground explosion by setting it off in the center of an underground cavity.



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CONCUSSION

Shock waves in the air caused by an explosion underground or at the surface or by a heavy blow directly to the ground surface during excavation, quarrying, or blasting operations.

INSTALLATION

Procedures for setting up equipment for use or service. instantaneous center

ALLOWABLE WORKING PRESSURE

The maximum pressure for which the boiler was designed and constructed; the maximum gauge pressure on a complete boiler; and the basis for the setting on the pressure relieving devices protecting the boiler

EXPLOSION DOOR

A door in a furnace or boiler setting designed to be opened by a predetermined gas pressure.

FURNACE EXPLOSION

A violent combustion of dust or gas accumulations in a furnace or combustion chamber of a boiler.

PUFF

A minor combustion explosion within the boiler furnace or setting.

CONRAD BEARING

Single row deep groove ball bearing.

SAFETY VALVE

A valve that automatically opens when pressure attains the valve setting which is adjustable; used to prevent excessive pressure from building up.

SHOCK SUPPRESSOR

A device used to control hydraulic shock in the fluid.

BAG

A deep bulge in the bottom of the shell or furnace of a boiler.

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