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.