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A fit when the bore is actually smaller than the shaft it is to be mated with. It is the strongest fit possible but requires heat or an hydraulic press to install. Also called a shrink or press fit.

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SKIN CONDENSER

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

BEARING

A support or guide by means of which a moving part such as a shaft or axle is positioned with respect to the other parts of a mechanism.

CAM

Eccentric shaft used in most internal combustion engines to open and close valves.

REFRIGERATING CAPACITY

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

AERATION

The state of air being suspended in a liquid such as a lubricant or hydraulic fluid.

CRACKING

The process whereby large molecules are broken down by the application of heat and pressure to form smaller molecules.

ADIABATIC PROCESS

A thermo-dynamic process in which no heat is extracted from or added to the system of the process.

REFRIGERATOR

A device to transfer heat from a low temperature to a high temperature medium.

COOLANT

A fluid used to remove heat. See Cutting fluid.

ATF

Fluid for automatic, hydraulic transmissions in motor vehicles.
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