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Definition of the noun air lock
What does air lock mean as a name of something?
- a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
Air lock: An air lock is a restriction of, or complete stoppage of liquid flow caused by gas trapped in a high point of a liquid-filled pipe system. The gas, being less dense than the liquid, rises to any high points. When pressure is applied, instead of the liquid flowing as it would if the system was full of liquid, the system behaves like a series of manometers.
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Volume 52 - Solid-Liquid Separation: Clarifiers and Thickeners Selection to Specific Gravity and Specific Heats by John J. McKetta Jr
air lock (Fig. 2), or feeder-air lock (a combination of both). The following definitions will be used in this article. As a feeder, a rotary valve operates under a solids head; the volume passing through is a function of rotor speed (rpm). As an air ...
by John Thompson
air lock The trapping of air in a pipe or fitting, resulting in a reduction or a ...
by Henry J. Cowan, Peter R. Smith, W. K. Chow
A typical modern air lock consists of a cylinder of steel plate with airtight doors located at both ends, together with valves to admit or to exhaust compressed air. One of the doors must always be closed; before the other is opened, the pressure ...
An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson
An air lock forms a means of access for men and materials to and from the air chamber," which is that part of the tunnel in which the atmospheric pressure is above that of the normal air. It consists of a chamber, opened, and the outer door is ...
by Michael D. Holloway, Chikezie Nwaoha
Facility Engineering Air Lock Civil Engineering: An airtight chamber permitting passage to or from a space, as in a caisson, in which the air is kept under pressure. Civil Engineering Air lock Civil Engineering: An airtight chamber permitting ...
by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato
air lock See molded air lock.
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