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A process using interconnected components that form a closed circuit in which refrigerant is circulated for the purpose of absorbing and then releasing heat for the purpose of cooling.

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SKIN CONDENSER

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

SEQUESTER

To form a stable, water-soluble complex.

BALL BEARING

An anti-friction rolling type bearing containing rolling elements in the form of balls.

FILTER ELEMENT

The porous device that performs the actual process of filtration. Also known as Cartridge

HYDROFINISHING

A process for treating raw extracted base stocks with hydrogen to saturate them for improved stability.

ACID ATTACK

Caused by an incomplete flushing after an acid cleaning process of boilers or similar equipment.

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.

REFRIGERATING CAPACITY

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

CRACKING

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