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In a pipework installation, a casing packed with loose insulation to enclose a set of pipes.



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GRADER

[MECHENG] A high-bodied,wheeled vehicle with a leveling blade mounted between the front and rear wheels; used for fine-grading relatively loose and level earth.

DISK CENTRIFUGE

A centrifuge with a large bowl having a set of disks that separate the liquid into thin layers to create shallow settling chambers.

HERMETIC MOTOR

Compressor drive motor sealed within same casing which contains compressor.

BOX PLOT

In quality control, a graph summarizing the distribution, central value, and variability of a set of data values; used to identify problems (or potential problems) that affect the quality of processes and products.

MITER BOX

A troughlike device of metal or wood with vertical slots set at various angles in the upright sides, for guiding a handsaw in making a miter joint.

CASING

A covering of sheets of metal or other material such as fire resistant composition board used to enclose all or a portion of a steam-generating unit.

ANTIRESONANCE

See parallel resonance. A radar set designed to give warning of possible collisions during movements of ships or aircraft.

DRAFT TUBE

The piping system for a reaction-type hydraulic turbine that allows the turbine to be set safely above tail water and yet utilize the full head of the site from head race to tail race.

FAULT FINDER

Test set for locating trouble conditions in communications circuits or systems.

EXPLOSIVE RIVET

A rivet holding a charge of explosive material; when the charge is set off, the rivet expands to fit tightly in the hole.

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