The prevalent or characteristic meteorological conditions of a place or region, in contrast with weather, the state of the atmosphere at any time. A marine climate is characteristic of coastal areas, islands, and the oceans, the distinctive features being small annual and daily temperature range and high relative humidity, in contrast with continental climate, which is characteristic of the interior of a large land mass, and the distinctive features of which are large annual and daily temperature range and dry air with few clouds.

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AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

DIELECTRIC STRENGTH

A measure of the ability of an insulating material to withstand electric stress (voltage) without failure. Fluids with high dielectric strength (usually expressed in volts or kilovolts) are good electrical insulators. (ASTM Designation D 877.)

AIR INFILTRATION

The leakage of air into a room through cracks in doors, windows, and other openings.

CLEAN ROOM

A facility or enclosure in which air content and other conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and pressure) are controlled and maintained at a specific level by special facilities and operating processes and by trained personnel.

CLEAN ROOM

A facility or enclosure in which air content and other conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and pressure) are controlled and maintained at a specific level by special facilities and operating processes and by trained personnel.

ABSOLUTE ZERO TEMPERATURE

Temperature measured from absolute zero (-459.67°F, or -273.16°C).

OUTDOOR AIR

Air taken from outdoors and, therefore, not previously circulated through the system.

SPREAD

The divergence of the air stream in a horizontal or vertical plane after it leaves the outlet.

AIR

A substance containing by volume approximately 78 - 79% nitrogen; 20.95% oxygen, 0.94% argon, traces of carbon dioxide, helium, etc.

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