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Air conditioning (often referred to as AC, A/C, or air con) is the process of removing heat and moisture from the interior of an occupied space, to improve the comfort of occupants.
Alloy steel is steel that is alloyed with a variety of elements in total amounts between 1.0% and 50% by weight to improve its mechanical properties.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association that, in its own words, "promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via "continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach." ASME is thus an engineering society, a standards organization, a research and development organization, a lobbying organization, a provider of training and education, and a nonprofit organization.
The ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard that regulates the design and construction of boilers and pressure vessels.
Austenitic stainless steel is a specific type of stainless steel alloy.
Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated.
A boiler or steam generator is a device used to create steam by applying heat energy to water.
The term Boiler may refer to an appliance for heating water.
Boiler blowdown is water intentionally wasted from a boiler to avoid concentration of impurities during continuing evaporation of steam.
Boiler design is the process of designing boilers used for various purposes.
A boiler explosion is a catastrophic failure of a boiler.
Boiler feedwater is an essential part of boiler operations.
A boiler feedwater pump is a specific type of pump used to pump feedwater into a steam boiler.
Boiler water is the liquid phase of steam within a boiler.
Boiling is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, the temperature at which the vapour pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding atmosphere.
The boiling point of a substance is the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid equals the pressure surrounding the liquid and the liquid changes into a vapor.
Brass is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc.
Carbon steel is a steel with carbon content up to 2.1% by weight.
Cast iron is a group of iron-carbon alloys with a carbon content greater than 2%.
A central heating system provides warmth to the whole interior of a building (or portion of a building) from one point to multiple rooms.
A check valve, clack valve, non-return valve, reflux valve, retention valve or one-way valve is a valve that normally allows fluid (liquid or gas) to flow through it in only one direction.
Cleator Moor or is a small town, civil parish and two electoral wards (north and south) in the English county of Cumbria and within the boundaries of the historic county of Cumberland.
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
In electric power generation a combined cycle is an assembly of heat engines that work in tandem from the same source of heat, converting it into mechanical energy, which in turn usually drives electrical generators.
Combustion, or burning, is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel (the reductant) and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen, that produces oxidized, often gaseous products, in a mixture termed as smoke.
Condensation is the change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase, and is the reverse of vapourisation.
In systems involving heat transfer, a condenser is a device or unit used to condense a substance from its gaseous to its liquid state, by cooling it.
Convection is the heat transfer due to bulk movement of molecules within fluids such as gases and liquids, including molten rock (rheid).
Cooking or cookery is the art, technology, science and craft of preparing food for consumption.
Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.
In thermodynamics, a critical point (or critical state) is the end point of a phase equilibrium curve.
A deaerator is a device that is widely used for the removal of oxygen and other dissolved gases from the feedwater to steam-generating boilers.
The dealkalization of water refers to the removal of alkalinity ions from water.
Electric heating is a process in which electrical energy is converted to heat.
Electric power is the rate, per unit time, at which electrical energy is transferred by an electric circuit.
An electric steam boiler is a type of boiler where the steam is generated using electricity, rather than through the combustion of a fuel source.
An electric water boiler, also called a thermo pot, is a consumer electronics small appliance used for boiling water and maintaining it at a constant temperature.
The electrical resistance of an electrical conductor is a measure of the difficulty to pass an electric current through that conductor.
On a ship, the engine room or ER is the propulsion machinery spaces of the vessel.
Enthalpy is a property of a thermodynamic system.
An external combustion engine (EC engine) is a heat engine where a working fluid, contained internally, is heated by combustion in an external source, through the engine wall or a heat exchanger.
A fire-tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases pass from a fire through one or (many) more tubes running through a sealed container of water.
In a steam engine, the firebox is the area where the fuel is burned, producing heat to boil the water in the boiler.
A flash boiler is a type of water-tube boiler.
The Fletcher class was a class of destroyers built by the United States during World War II.
Flue gas is the gas exiting to the atmosphere via a flue, which is a pipe or channel for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, oven, furnace, boiler or steam generator.
A flue-gas stack is a type of chimney, a vertical pipe, channel or similar structure through which combustion product gases called flue gases are exhausted to the outside air.
A shell or flued boiler is an early and relatively simple form of boiler used to make steam, usually for the purpose of driving a steam engine.
In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress.
A fossil fuel power station is a power station which burns a fossil fuel such as coal, natural gas, or petroleum to produce electricity.
A fuel is any material that can be made to react with other substances so that it releases energy as heat energy or to be used for work.
A furnace is a device used for high-temperature heating.
A fusible plug is a threaded metal cylinder usually of bronze, brass or gunmetal, with a tapered hole drilled completely through its length.
A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.
gasket A gasket is a mechanical seal which fills the space between two or more mating surfaces, generally to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects while under compression.
A greenhouse gas is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range.
The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) founded in 1866 and headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S., is a global specialty insurer and reinsurer.
A heat exchanger is a device used to transfer heat between two or more fluids.
A heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) is an energy recovery heat exchanger that recovers heat from a hot gas stream.
A heat-only boiler station generates thermal energy in the form of hot water for use in district heating applications.
Hot water reset is an energy-saving automatic control algorithm for hot water boilers that are typically fired with fuel oil or natural gas.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort.
Hydrolock (a shorthand notation for hydrostatic lock) is an abnormal condition of any device which is designed to compress a gas by mechanically restraining it; most commonly the reciprocating internal combustion engine, the case this article refers to unless otherwise noted.
Internally rifled boiler tubes are used to evaporate water into steam inside boilers of thermal power plants.
An ironworks or iron works is a building or site where iron is smelted and where heavy iron and steel products are made.
Limescale is the hard, off-white, chalky deposit found in kettles, hot-water boilers and the inside of inadequately maintained hot-water central heating systems.
There have been a vast number of designs of steam boiler, particularly towards the end of the 19th century when the technology was evolving rapidly.
Live steam is steam under pressure, obtained by heating water in a boiler.
In a natural circulation boiler the circulation is achieved by the difference in density when the water in the boiler is heated.
Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or helium.
Naval warfare is combat in and on the sea, the ocean, or any other battlespace involving major body of water such as a large lake or wide river.
In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei).
An oil is any nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic (does not mix with water, literally "water fearing") and lipophilic (mixes with other oils, literally "fat loving").
The outdoor wood boiler is a variant of the classic wood stove adapted for set-up outdoors while still transferring the heat to interior buildings.
Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface.
In chemistry, pH is a logarithmic scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.
Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.
Pressure measurement is the analysis of an applied force by a fluid (liquid or gas) on a surface.
A pressure vessel is a container designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure.
A pressuretrol is a control used to control a steam boiler, by setting when the boiler should begin and end firing based on steam pressure.
Priming (foaming in North America) is a condition in the boiler of a steam locomotive in which water is carried over into the steam delivery.
A pulverized coal-fired boiler is an industrial or utility boiler that generates thermal energy by burning pulverized coal (also known as powdered coal or coal dust since it is as fine as face powder in cosmetic makeup) that is blown into the firebox.
A pump is a device that moves fluids (liquids or gases), or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action.
Radiators are heat exchangers used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating.
Recovery boiler is the part of Kraft process of pulping where chemicals for white liquor are recovered and reformed from black liquor, which contains lignin from previously processed wood.
A relief valve or pressure relief valve (PRV) is a type of safety valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system; pressure might otherwise build up and create a process upset, instrument or equipment failure, or fire.
A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener.
In metalworking, rolling is a metal forming process in which metal stock is passed through one or more pairs of rolls to reduce the thickness and to make the thickness uniform.
A safety valve is a valve that acts as a fail-safe.
Sanitation refers to public health conditions related to clean drinking water and adequate treatment and disposal of human excreta and sewage.
A scale model is most generally a physical representation of an object, which maintains accurate relationships between all important aspects of the model, although absolute values of the original properties need not be preserved.
A screw thread, often shortened to thread, is a helical structure used to convert between rotational and linear movement or force.
A sight glass or water gauge is a type of level sensor, a transparent tube through which the operator of a tank or boiler can observe the level of liquid contained within.
A sootblower is a device for removing the soot that is deposited on the furnace tubes of a boiler during combustion.
In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.
Steam is water in the gas phase, which is formed when water boils.
Steam cleaning involves using steam for cleaning.
A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.
Steam generators are heat exchangers used to convert water into steam from heat produced in a nuclear reactor core.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
A steam trap is a device used to discharge condensates and non-condensable gases with a negligible consumption or loss of live steam.
A supercritical fluid (SCF) is any substance at a temperature and pressure above its critical point, where distinct liquid and gas phases do not exist.
Superheated steam is a steam at a temperature higher than its vaporization (boiling) point at the absolute pressure where the temperature is measured.
In physics, superheating (sometimes referred to as boiling retardation, or boiling delay) is the phenomenon in which a liquid is heated to a temperature higher than its boiling point, without boiling.
A thermal power station is a power station in which heat energy is converted to electric power.
Thermic siphons (alt. thermic syphons) are heat-exchanging elements in the firebox or combustion chamber of some steam boiler and steam locomotive designs.
The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa via a thermocouple.
A thermostat is a component which senses the temperature of a physical system and performs actions so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint.
Tube tools are tools used to service any tubing (material) in industrial applications including, but not limited to: HVAC or industrial heating and air (hospitals and universities, for example), OEM's(Original equipment manufacturer), defense contractors, the automotive industry, process industries, aluminum smelting facilities, food and sugar production plants, oil refineries, and power plants.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
A valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways.
A warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare.
Water heating is a heat transfer process that uses an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature.
A high pressure watertube boiler (also spelled water-tube and water tube) is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire.
Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.
Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
puddled iron, a form of wrought iron Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (less than 0.08%) content in contrast to cast iron (2.1% to 4%).