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FLASH POINT

The lowest temperature at which a liquid gives off sufficient vapor to form a flammable mixture with air near the surface of the liquid. The flashpoint temperature is determined by laboratory testing in a prescribed apparatus.

Establishes the danger point when transferring, pumping, and firing procedures are concerned.

A.S.T.M.

American Society for Testing Materials - a society for developing standards for materials and test methods.

ECHO BOX

A resonant cavity, energized by part of the transmitted pulse of a radar set, which produces an artificial target signal for tuning or testing the overall performance of a radar set. Also called PHANTOM TARGET.

VACUUM PUMP

Special high efficiency device used for creating high vacuums for testing or drying purposes.

C-SCAN

In ultrasonic testing a means of data presentation to show a plan view of the material, and of any discontinuities therein.

GAS-FREE CERTIFICATE

A gas-free certificate is most often issued by an independent chemist to show that a tank has been tested, using approved testing instruments, and is certified to contain 21 per cent oxygen by volume and sufficiently free from toxic, chemical and hydrocarbon gases for a specified purpose such as tank entry and hot work. (In particular circumstances, such a certificate may be issued when a tank has been suitably inerted and is considered safe for surrounding hot work.)

CSA B-51 CODE

Canadian Standards Association Code for the Construction and Inspection of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. Its purpose is to provide for the safe design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing and repair of boilers, pressure vessels, and related equipment; and second, to promote uniform requirements among the Canadian jurisdictions.

END POINT

The point that a colour change occurs during titration, i.e. water testing blue changes to clear.

A.S.T.M.

American Society for Testing Materials - a society for developing standards for materials and test methods.

API ENGINE SERVICE CATEGORY

Gasoline and diesel engine oil quality levels established jointly by API, SAE, and ASTM, and sometimes called SAE or API/SAE categories; formerly called API Engine Service Classifications.

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