Deviating from normal



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IONOSPHERIC STORM

An ionospheric disturbance characterized by wide variations from normal in the state of the ionosphere, such as turbulence in the F-region, absorption increase, height increase, and ionization density decreases. The effects are most marked in high magnetic latitudes and are associated with abnormal solar activity.

BOILING OUT

The boiling of a highly alkaline water in boiler pressure parts for the removal of oils, greases, etc. prior to normal operation or after major repairs.

INTRINSICALLY SAFE

Equipment, instrumentation or wiring is deemed to be intrinsically safe if it is incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal energy under normal conditions or specified fault conditions to cause ignition of a specific hazardous atmosphere in its most easily ignited concentration.

FLAREBACK

A burst of flame from a furnace in a direction opposed to the normal flow, usually caused by the ignition of an accumulation of combustible gases.

BOILER RECYCLE

The process of sequencing a normal burner start-up following shutdown.

ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE

The fundamental temperature scale with its zero at absolute zero and expressed in degrees Kelvin. One degree Kelvin is equal to one degree Celsius or one degree Centigrade. For the purpose of practical calculations in order to convert Celsius to Kelvin add 273. It is normal for the degree Kelvin to be abbreviated in mathematical formulae to ‘K’ with the degree symbol being omitted.

BURNER ASSEMBLY

A burner that is factory-built as a single assembly or as two or more assemblies which include all parts necessary for its normal function when installed as intended.

VOID SPACE

An enclosed space in the cargo area external to a cargo containment system, other than a hold space, ballast space, fuel oil tank, cargo pump or compressor room or any space in normal use by personnel.

FRICTION_COEFFICIENT

The number obtained by dividing the friction force resisting motion between two bodies by the normal force pressing the bodies together.

BLOWDOWN

The drain connection including the pipe and the valve at the lowest practical part of a boiler, or at the normal water level in the case of a surface blowdown. The amount of water blown down.

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