ASPE Plumbineering Dictionary - The Comprehensive Resource by Pienta, Gretchen(eds.)

By Pienta, Gretchen(eds.)

This publication is the industry's simply finished source of plumbing engineering terminology. It includes hundreds of thousands of phrases present in the lexicon of plumbing engineers, phrases used on a daily basis within the layout of every kind of plumbing structures. greater than only a thesaurus, this reference comprises entries on the entire significant enterprises, in addition to universal acronyms, abbreviations and terminology relating to formulation, criteria, and necessities.

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Piping inside a boiler through which water is carried in a water tube boiler or through which the flame and flue gases are carried in a fire tube boiler. boiling point The temperature of a liquid in which the internal vapor pressure is equal to the pressure on the surface of the liquid and the liquid begins to turn into a gas or vapor, characterized by a bubbling of the lquid. bolt 1. A bar or other cylindrically shaped length of strong material that moves through the guides attached to a door or other movable frame and is received in an adjoining fixed socket.

Balanced backflow valve A type of valve fitted with a counterbalanced gate, used to prevent reversal of flow. balance point The outdoor temperature at which a building’s heat loss to the environment is equal to internal heat gains from people, lights, and equipment. balancing fitting 1. A valve or cock with a movable partition that increases or decreases the amount of flow by means of adjustment. 2. A fitting with a built-in baffle. balancing valve A valve that controls water flow and balances heat distribution to different locations.

Building automation system A computerized, networked control system designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building. building classification The designation of a building according to its occupancy or use, used to determine the appropriate structural, fire, and life safety requirements. building code A municipal ordinance that regulates the construction and occupancy of buildings for health and safety reasons. building cooling load The amount of heat that must be removed from a building to maintain indoor comfort, measured in British thermal units.

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