CONVECTIONThe transfer of heat by its
absorption by a fluid at one point followed by
motion of the fluid and rejection of the heat at
COSAILCoordinated shipboard allowance list.
specifically intended to eliminate an existing
CSCPComputer switching control panel.
CW/DWChilled water/distilled water.
DATAA representation of facts, concepts, or
instructions in a formalized manner suitable for
communication, interpretation, or processing by
humans or by automatic means.
DCDirect current, a current that flows only in one
DCADamage control assistant.
DELTA CONNECTEDA three-phase connection
in which windings are connected end-to-end,
forming a closed-loop that resembles the Greek
letter delta. A separate wire is then connected
to each of the three junctions.
DESICCANTA drying agent.
DEWPOINTTemperature at which a condensable
component of a gas starts to condense into
DFCSDigital fire control switchboard.
DIGITALPertaining to data in the form of digits.
DISTILLED WATERDemineralized or ultrapure
water. Used in a cooling systems secondary
DRY AIRAir in which moisture has been removed.
D/SDigital to synchro conversion.
DUPLEXDouble or twofold.
DWELLA timed delay of programmed or
established duration, not cyclic or sequential.
EDDY CURRENTInduced circulating currents in
a conducting material caused by a varying
ELECTRODEThe terminal at which electricity
passes from one medium into another.
ELECTROLYTEA solution of a substance that is
capable of conducting electricity. An electrolyte
may be in the form of either a liquid or a paste.
ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTIONThe produc-
tion of a voltage in a coil due to a change in the
number of magnetic lines of force passing
through the coil.
ENTRAINEDA liquid in the form of fine droplets.
used as an antifreeze.
FLUX FIELDA general
colorless, viscous liquid,
term used to designate
collectively all the electric or magnetic lines of
force in a region.
GPMGallons per minute.
GYROSCOPEwheel or disc so mounted as to
spin rapidly about one axis and be free to move
about one or both of the two axes mutually
perpendicular to the axis of spin.
HEADINGHorizonal direction in which an object
HERMETICALLY SEALEDCompletely sealed so
as to keep air or gas from getting in or out.