Browse the glossary using this index
Special | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | ALL
on the horizontal
Voltage or current distortions that can be expressed by additional sinusoidals at frequencies that are integer multiples of the fundamental frequency.
Higher Calorific Value
high density polyethylene
Vertical change in elevation (SI unit: metres)
A device to transfer heat between two fluids without the fluids mixing or coming into contact with each other
A device which measures thermal energy provided by a source or delivered, by measuring the flow rate of the heat transfer fluid and the change in its temperature (ΔT) between the outflow and return legs of the system.
A cylinder that transferes heat by convection of an inside gas or fluid
heat transfer efficiency
Useful heat output released/actual heat produced in the firebox.
heat transfer fluid
A fluid which can both transfer and store thermal energy (heat). Examples of heat transfer fluids are water, anti-freeze, thermal oil and molten salts.
Energy needed annually (usually) for heating, measured in kWh/m²a or kWh/m3a.
The amount of heat that needed to be added to a building to maintain a comfortable temperature for its occupants.
The maximum amount of energy that is available from burning a substance.
A strategy that eliminates a risk through the spot sale of the risk or through a transaction in an instrument that represents an obligation to sell the risk in the future. The goal is to ensure that any profit or loss on the current sale or purchase will be offset by the loss or profit on the future purchase or sale.
The name for the high molecular weight polysaccharides which, together with cellulose and lignin, are contained in the cell walls of plants.
Son heteropolisacáridos (polisacárido compuesto por más de un tipo de monómero), formado por un conjunto heterogéneo de polisacáridos, que forman una cadena lineal ramificada. Entre estos monosacáridos destacan más: la glucosa, la galactosa o la fructosa.
((Hz) - The measure of frequency of a periodic phenomenon (1 Hz= 1 s–1). In alternating current grids all the generators are connected in parallel and run synchronously at the same frequency. During normal operation, the grid frequency varies slightly depending on the load on the grid. Synchronous frequency of large interconnected grids is 50 Hz (e.g. Europe) or 60 Hz (e.g. North America).