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An element of nature, symbol U, atomic number 92, used in the production of fuel rods for nuclear fission.

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ANTISTATIC ADDITIVE

An additive that increases the conductivity of a hydrocarbon fuel to hasten the dissipation of electrostatic charges during high-speed dispensing, thereby reducing the fire/ explosion hazard.

BUBBLE POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first steady stream of gas bubbles is emitted from a wetted filter element under specified test conditions.

ACTION

Refers to the action of a controller. It defines what is done to regulate the final control element to effect control.

FILTER ELEMENT

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

DISPOSABLE

An element intended to be discarded and replaced after one service cycle.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

BRIDGING

A condition of filter element loading in which contaminant spans the space between adjacent sections of a filter element, thus blocking a portion of the useful filtration.

AIR SENSING THERMOSTAT

A thermostat unit, in which the sensing element is located in the refrigerated space.

BURST PRESSURE RATING

The maximum specified inside-out differential pressure that can be applied to a filter element without outward structural or filter-medium failure.
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