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The heat transfer surface in a condenser.



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PLATEN

1.A flat plate against which something rests or is pressed. 2. The rubber-covered roller of a typewriter against which paper is pressed when struck by the typebars. 2. A flat surface for exchanging heat in a boiler or heat exchanger which may have extended heat transfer surfaces.

FILM BOILING

Boiling in which a continuous film of vapor forms at the hot surface of the container holding the boiling liquid, reducing heat transfer across the surface.

FIN

An extended surface to increase the heat transfer area, as metal sheets attached to tubes.

NUSSELT NUMBER

A dimensionless number used in the study of forced convection which gives a measure of the ratio of the total heat transfer to conductive heat transfer, and is equal to the heat-transfer coefficient times a characteristic length divided by the thermal conductivity. Symbolized NNu.

COOLING-POWER ANEMOMETER

Any anemometer operating on the principle that the heat transfer to air from an object at an elevated temperature is a function of airspeed.

ISOBARIC PROCESS

A thermodynamic process of a gas in which the heat transfer to or from the gaseous system causes a volume change at constant pressure.

RADIANT HEAT

Heat transfer that uses electromagnetic waves that travel in straight lines.

CRYOCHEMPROCESS

Afreeze-drying technique involving conduction heat transfer to the frozen solid held on a metallic surface.

HEATING COIL

Heat transfer device consisting of a coil of piping, which releases heat.

CANDU REACTOR

The Canadian version of the nuclear reactor; the main difference from other reactors is the use of heavy water as a moderator and heat transfer medium.

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