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Compressing a gas without removing or adding heat.

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SKIN CONDENSER

Condenser using the outer surface of the cabinet as the heat radiating medium.

REFRIGERATING CAPACITY

The ability of a system to remove heat as compared with the cooling effect produced by melting of ice.

CRACKING

The process whereby large molecules are broken down by the application of heat and pressure to form smaller molecules.

ADIABATIC PROCESS

A thermo-dynamic process in which no heat is extracted from or added to the system of the process.

REFRIGERATOR

A device to transfer heat from a low temperature to a high temperature medium.

COOLANT

A fluid used to remove heat. See Cutting fluid.

HEAT EXCHANGER

A device which transfers heat through a conducting wall from one fluid to another.

ADIABATIC EFFICIENCY

The ratio of actual work output of a heat engine to the ideal output.

SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

Heat will flow only from material at higher temperature to material at lower temperature.

BAUDELOT COOLER

Heat exchanger in which water flows by gravity over the outside of the tubes or plates.
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