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Separates entrained particles from the fluid steam by means of centrifugal force caused by changing direction.



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CENTRIFUGAL SETTLER

Spinning container that separates solid particles from liquids; centrifugal force causes suspended solids to move toward or away from the center of rotation, thus concentrating them in one area for removal.

GRADIENT WIND

Any horizontal wind velocity tangent to the contour line of a constant pressure surface (or to the isobar of a geopotential surface) at the point in question. At such points where the wind is gradient, the Coriolis force and the centrifugal force together exactly balance the horizontal pressure force.

GOVERNOR

A device, especially one actuated by the centrifugal force of whirling weights opposed by gravity or by springs, used to provide automatic control of speed or power of a prime mover.

CENTRIFUGAL GOVERNOR

A governor whose flyweights respond to centrifugal force to sense speed.

SHIP'S STABILITY

The seaworthiness of a ship regarding the centrifugal force which enables her to remain upright.

CYCLIC CATALYTIC REFORMING PROCESS

A method for the production of low-Btu 142 other fluids by centrifugal means; used to remove dust from air or other fluids, steam from water, and water from steam, and in certain applications to separate particles into two or more size classes. Also known as cyclone classifier.

CENTRIFUGAL MOLECULAR STILL

A device used for molecular distillation; material is fed to the center of a hot, rapidly rotating cone housed in a chamber at a high vacuum; centrifugal force spreads the material rapidly over the hot surface, where the evaporable material goes off as a vapor to the condenser.

GRAVITY DISTURBANCE

The difference between the observed gravity and the normal gravity at the same point (the vertical gradient of the disturbing potential) as opposed to GRAVITY ANOMALY which uses corresponding points on two different surfaces. Because the centrifugal force is the same when both are taken at the same point, it can also be called GRAVITATIONAL DISTURBANCE.

APPARENT FORCE

A force introduced in a relative coordinate system in order that Newton's laws be satisfied in the system; examples are the Coriolis force and the centrifugal force incorporated in gravity.

CENTRIFUGAL TACHOMETER

An instrument which measures the instantaneous angular speed of a shaft by measuring the centrifugal force on a mass rotating with it.

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