Heat-unit

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Heat-unit amount of heat required to raise a pound of water one degree
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽto, heat, hát, hot; Ger. hitze.

Usage

In literature:

Of the 3,524 heat units furnished to the motor by the 2,370 liters of gas, the motor will convert 18 per cent.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891" by Various
Because in thick compacted substances heat is commonly received and united.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
My object has been to compare these two fuels merely as regards their actual value in heat units.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885" by Various
It is not heat, not food; simply a unit of measure.
"Diet and Health" by Lulu Hunt Peters
Thus a definite relation was established between the hypothetical units and heat.
"The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century" by T.H. (Thomas Henry) Huxley
Berkefield's fossil meal was 7.7 heat-units, through 25 m.m.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, No. 733, January 11, 1890" by Various
Side by side with this additional heat, there is, as compared with the United Kingdom, an additional amount of crime.
"Crime and Its Causes" by William Douglas Morrison
The air seal was intact, and his heating and ventilating units worked.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Fah; and the air would radiate and absorb again, in expanding, about 190 units of heat.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
They come from Burlington, Iowa, where the heat units are 180, if I remember correctly.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
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In poetry:

Unite in equal terror. Inner vision, outward gleam
Blur in cold heat upon her helpless hands,
Through soot-grey air she feels the future stream
On threatening streets, or lonely, hostile lands.
"Future in Miniature" by Marya Zaturenska

In news:

The tropics are heating up again in the Atlantic, and one feature may be one for even the United States to watch for this weekend into next week.
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.
AP United States' Lolo Jones competes in a women's 100-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Monday.
The entertainment giant has taken heat for its application to trademark 'SEAL Team 6,' the name of the Navy unit that raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
The popularity of these units has become evident as the price of home heating oil continues to remaining a high-priced heating product.
"It also adds a practical element where the fireplace or stove unit can supply some or all heating in a home," he said.
Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States on Tuesday (Nov. 6) following a heated battle with Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the key battleground state of Ohio.
Chile heat is measured in Scoville units.
What became evident in the wake of the hard-fought, often heated 2012 election is that the United States is a deeply divided union — politically, philosophically, economically and racially.
Officials say the homeowner told them he saw sparks coming out of the heating unit just before the fire started.
A belt on the heating unit had gone bad.
The geothermal unit, which hasn't been installed yet at the house, will then use that heat to warm up water.
Heating oil prices surged on the New York Mercantile Exchange yesterday as speculators bought heavily on concern that the United States and other big consumers were short of supplies heading into the winter.
News-Argus/Bobby Williams David Cooke, of Herring Heating and Air Conditioning Inc checks a newly installed unit.
Latest recalls include toys, heating units, pet treats.
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In science:

Let the heat recovery efficiency for co-generation be η , i.e., for each unit of electricity generated, η unit of useful heat can be supplied for free.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
Alternatively, without co-generation, heating can be generated separately using external natural gas, which costs cg per unit time.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
Each layer has at most L units of electricity demand and η · L units of heat demand.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
The efficiency of a heating system is set to 0.8 according to , and consequently we can compute the unit heat generation cost to be cg = 0.0179$/KW h.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
In the second term on the r.h.s. of Eq. (2), H is the “heat function”: the energy deposited per unit volume and time by the annihilation debris in the ionized plasma.
Avatars of a Matter-Antimatter Universe
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