A stream flowing into a larger stream or lake; a tributary


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PILOT CHANNEL

One of a series of cutoffs for converting a meandering stream into a and testing manufacturing processes to facilitate later reactivation.

PASSIVE AND GATE

A fluidic device which achieves an output signal, by stream interaction, only when both of two control signals appear simultaneously.

NAVIGATION DAM

A structure designed to raise the level of a stream to increase the known as millimicron (m); nanon. nanon See nanometer.

MULTICOMPONENT DISTILLATION

The distillation separation of a single liquid feed stream containing three or more components into a single overhead product and a single botmultimeter See volt-ohm-milliammeter.

MIST EXTRACTOR

A device that removes liquid mist or droplets from a gas stream via impingement, flow-direction change, velocity change, centrifugal force, filters, or coalescing packs.

MIXED FLOW

[CHEMENG] Flow stream existing in two or more phases, such as gas, hydrocarbon, and water. Also known as mixed-phase flow.

MECHANICAL CLASSIFICATION

A sorting operation in which mixtures of particles of mixed sizes, and often of different specific gravities, are separated into fractions by the action of a stream of fluid, usually water.

LOOK BOX

Box with glass windows built into distillation-column rundown lines (or other flow lines) so that the stream of condensate from the condenser can be watched.

LOBED IMPELLER METER

A type of positive displacement meter in which a fluid stream is separated into discrete quantities by rotating, meshing impellers driven by interlocking gears.

LIQUID FILTER

A device for the removal of solids or coalesced droplets out of a liquid stream by use of a filter medium, such as a screen, cartridge, or granular bed.

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