Thermal unit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thermal unit (Physics) a unit chosen for the comparison or calculation of quantities of heat. The unit most commonly employed is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram or one pound of water from zero to one degree Centigrade. See Calorie, and under Unit.
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Usage

In literature:

Observe that if we supply only 40 thermal units, we get only one-half the ice melted.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
B. T. U. British Thermal Unit.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Output per unit of thermal capacity was more than double that of hydroelectric generators.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
When one gramme of zinc is dissolved in dilute sulphuric acid, 1670 thermal units or calories are evolved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
But the one will have absorbed but 6-3/4 British thermal units, while the other will have absorbed 9-1/2.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
In British thermal units (B.t.u.).
"Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One" by Nehemiah Hawkins
Heat units; calorie, British thermal unit.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
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In news:

The Studer S41 CNC universal cylindrical grinder from United Grinding Technologies is equipped with a rigid and thermally stable Granitan S103 machine bed.
Will thermal dispersion units separate the 'stickies'.
My co-worker wants to know about thermal dispersion units and how he can use it there to separate stickies from wood.
Modine Manufacturing Co. Has introduced its PTP-series gas-fired unit heater, a horizontal discharge unit heater that delivers 80% thermal efficiency in a robust package of design features.
The nearly 170-unit chain installed a solar thermal unit in its Pleasanton, Calif, location.
Solar thermal energy appears poised for a renaissance in the United States, as the Obama Administration presses forward with its green energy agenda.
01 am, fire units responded to a report of electrical wires sizzling at 502 Delmar St Responders found the service lines looked somewhat black, and a thermal imaging camera found two lines were hot.
Gas futures for December delivery settled at $3.730 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down 17.1 cents.
The OTC Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Thermal Processing Unit (No 5281) is designed to increase the efficiency of DPF cleaning by converting unburned hydrocarbons into ash prior to the air burst cleaning cycle.
The Series 526 Thermal Impact Storefront from EFCO accommodates 1 5/16-inch (33-mm) insulating glass units for enhanced U-values and impact resistance.
The Thermal Blocks offer a temperature range of -100°C to +200°C and are among the most efficient, cost effective, and reliable heating/colling units on the market.
The building integrated photovoltaic IG units generate electricity from the sun, while providing thermal and acoustic insulation, according to company officials.
For Sale Army insulated thermal trench coat – $25 OBO CB unit with mic – $30 Brown trench coat – $15 319-471-6004.
The company's CPU (CO2 Processer Unit ) provides OEMs, machine builders and equipment engineers with advanced CO2-based processing technology for cleaning, machining and thermal spray in a compact Plug-and-Spray integration module.
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In science:

TABLE III: Refined unit cell, atomic position, and thermal parameters for SmMnO3 and Sm0.6Y0.4MnO3 (space group Pbnm for both compounds), where B is the isotropic temperature factor.
Multiferroic properties and magnetic structure of Sm1-xYxMnO3
In our thermally relaxed non-magnetic convection model, the input flux is ∼ 0.065, implying that the top our box is at a depth of ∼ 695 km from the solar surface (from unit continuum optical depth).
Structures in compressible magnetoconvection and the nature of umbral dots
Alfv ´enic units (or thermal equipartition field).
Structures in compressible magnetoconvection and the nature of umbral dots
The real part of the spectra is shown, and the spectra were rescaled in order to obtain unit amplitude for the thermal equilibrium spectra.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The so-called Quenching Factor Q is essentially unit in thermal detectors whereas for the nuclei used in conventional detectors it ranges from about 0.1 to 0.6.
Direct detection of WIMPs with conventional (non-cryogenic) detectors. Experimental review
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