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The ends which close off the ends of the boiler shell; may also be referred to as 'end plates' or, in fire tube boilers, as 'tube sheets'.

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ABMA

American Boiler Manufacturers Association.

CROWN

The top of the piston in an internal combustion engine above the fire ring, exposed to direct flame impingement.

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.

HEELING MAGNET

A permanent magnet placed vertically in a tube under the center of a marine magnetic compass, to correct for heeling error.

DISTILLATION METHOD

A method involving distilling the fluid sample in the presence of a solvent that is miscible in the sample but immiscible in water. The water distilled from the fluid is condensed and segregated in a specially-designed receiving tube or tray graduated to directly indicate the volume of water distilled. (ASTM D-95)

CAPILLARITY

A property of a solid-liquid system manifested by the tendency of the liquid in contact with the solid to rise above or fall below the level of the surrounding liquid; this phenomenon is seen in a small bore (capillary) tube.

ASME SECTION VII SUBSECTION C4

Prevention of direct causes of boiler failure.

ASME SECTION VII SUBSECTION C2

Operating and maintaining boiler appliances.

ASME PART PFT SECTION I

Requirements for fire tube boilers.
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