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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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54 words
steam table

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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steam table

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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38 words
steam tables

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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2014

...steam tables Published tables that present thermodynamic data for enthalpy, entropy, and specific volume of steam at various temperatures and pressures. Steam is a commonly encountered material in chemical processes and its properties have been extensively tabulated. Steam tables therefore provide a quick and valuable reference point. ...

steam tables

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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2013

...tables A set of tabulated values of the intensive properties of steam (specific enthalpy, specific internal energy, specific entropy, and specific volume ) over a range of temperatures and pressures to include the critical state , saturated liquid , saturated vapour, saturated solid, superheated conditions, and phase change . Similar tables exist for other fluids, particularly refrigerants such as ammonia, dichlorodifluoromethane, and...

steam

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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2014

...The dryness fraction of steam is the ratio of the amount of water in steam to the total amount of water vapour. Superheated steam is produced by heating the steam above the boiling point of water. The thermodynamic properties of steam are presented in published steam tables . ...

BTU

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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2004

... B.t.u. 59 or B.t.u. 59/60 denotes the rise from 59 to 60°F; B.t.u. mean denotes the mean over the range 32 to 212°F, i.e. 1 / 180 of the energy required to raise 1 pound of liquid water from freezing point to boiling point. Another form is based on the international steam tables, and is termed the international B.t.u., B.t.u. IT .1 B.t.u. mean = 1055.87∼ J,1 B.t.u. (thermochemical) = 1054.350∼ J,1 B.t.u. IT = 1055.055 26∼ J (0.367 717 ft 3 ⋅atmos). History The full name ‘British thermal unit’ appears to have been adopted in the 1870s to...

calorie

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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2004

...at its densest) 15°C calorie cal 15 = 4.185 5∼ J (15°C = cool indoors) 20°C calorie cal 20 = 4.181 90∼ J (20°C = warm indoors) The cal 15 is usually meant by the mechanical equivalent of heat . The international steam calorie cal IT = 4.186 74∼, based on the international steam tables, prompted the rounded = 4.186 8 J. Generically also heat unit and from 1888 to 1896 the therm ( see also B.t.u. and joule ), the calorie proved difficult of laboratory verification. Joly J. Nature 52, 4 (1895) For foodstuffs, the calorific content is usually...

Sandwich Trucks

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Colleen Joyce Pontes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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...evolved. The California truck, or cold truck, became popular in the 1950s. It originated in California and is basically a pickup truck with a stainless steel body. Its primary purpose is to serve pre-wrapped sandwiches and simple foods, like hot dogs, that can be prepared on a steam table. Throughout the years, mobile catering trucks have been constantly refined and updated. In addition to cold trucks, there are hot trucks, which are kitchens on wheels that contain everything from coffee urns to ovens and grills. According to the executive director of the Mobile...

Egg Rolls

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Andrew Coe

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

...Chinese American restaurant across the United States. As an appetizer, they became a staple of the popular “family dinners” that allowed parties of two or more to order a multicourse meal for a reasonable price. Egg rolls were easy to prepare and stayed crisp for hours on steam tables; they became common in school cafeterias and military mess halls. Companies like Chun King and La Choy discovered that freezing did not harm their flavor, so egg rolls turned up in supermarket freezer aisles in every city and town. Today, egg rolls appear to have outlasted...

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