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That surface which is exposed to the heating medium for absorption and transfer of heat to the heat medium per American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA).

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SKIN CONDENSER

Condenser using the outer surface of the cabinet as the heat radiating medium.

SKIN CONDENSER

Condenser using the outer surface of the cabinet as the heat radiating medium.

ABMA

American Boiler Manufacturers Association.

ABRASION RESISTANCE

The ability of a material to resist surface wear.

CUTTING WEAR

Comes about when hard surface asperities or hard particles that have embedded themselves into a soft surface and plough grooves into the opposing harder surface, e.g., a journal.

ADHESIVE WEAR

Often referred to as galling, scuffing, scoring, or seizing. It happens when sliding surfaces contact one another, causing fragments to be pulled from one surface and to adhere to the other.

JOURNAL BEARING

A sliding type of bearing having either rotating or oscillatory motion and in conjunction with which a journal operates. In a full or sleeve type journal bearing, the bearing surface is 360° in extent. In a partial bearing, the bearing surface is less than 360° in extent, i.e., 150°, 120°, etc.

RETURN-STEAM CONDENSATE

That steam produced by a boiler which returns to the boiler after it has condensed.

ASME SECTION VII SUBSECTION C6

Operation of boiler auxiliaries.

REFRIGERATING CAPACITY

The ability of a system to remove heat as compared with the cooling effect produced by melting of ice.
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