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A device in a compressor for equalizing high and low side pressures when the compressor stops and for a brief period after it starts in order to decrease the starting load on the motor.

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RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

DIELECTRIC STRENGTH

A measure of the ability of an insulating material to withstand electric stress (voltage) without failure. Fluids with high dielectric strength (usually expressed in volts or kilovolts) are good electrical insulators. (ASTM Designation D 877.)

FILTER ELEMENT

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

COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

CARBON RESIDUE

Coked material remaining after an oil has been exposed to high temperatures under controlled conditions.

REFRIGERATOR

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

REFRIGERATOR

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