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A standard measure of energy in the British unit system. 1 Btu is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a liquid by 1 degree.

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AIR COOLER

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

ISO SOLID CONTAMINANT CODE (ISO 4406)

A code assigned on the basis of the number of particles per unit volume greater than 5 and 15 micrometers in size. Range numbers identify each increment in the particle population throughout the spectrum of levels.

REMOTE REFRIGERATING SYSTEM

Refrigerating system in which condensing unit is away from space to be cooled.

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).

HYDROMETER

An instrument for determining either the specific gravity of a liquid or the API gravity.

AIR REHEATING

In an air conditioning system, the final step in treatment, in the event the temperature is too low.

ABSORPTION

The assimilation of one material into another; in petroleum refining, the use of an absorptive liquid to selectively remove components from a process stream.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SCALE

A scale of temperature measurement in which zero degrees is absolute zero.
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