heat unit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heat unit a unit of measurement for work
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Usage

In literature:

Dick was building an electric heating unit to encase the entire tube, which could be regulated for any desired temperature.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
Since the resistance units develop considerable heat, they must be enclosed and protected.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
Up to the present writing, no great progress has been made in the United States with the roasting of coffee by electric heat.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Oxygen must be heated before it will unite with coal or wood.
"Harper's Young People, September 14, 1880" by Various
F. The seasonal sum of heat for ripening is probably 1600 to 2400 units.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Where does it unite with the carbon and hydrogen contained in the body, and how is heat generated?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
This heat unit is fading out on me.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The electrolysis apparatus had been left active all night, and the heating units.
"Asteroid of Fear" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
I hadn't shown Soth how to start the automatic heating unit.
"Backlash" by Winston Marks
But the specific heat of water is often stated in terms of other units.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" 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:

A Nanaimo, British Columbia, facility recently donated a 10-by-20 heated unit for the rest of 2011, valued at $3,400, to a local hospice organization and related thrift store.
Corn supplies in the United States, the world's biggest exporter, are declining at the fastest pace since 1996 just as a Midwest heat wave damages the world's largest harvest for a third consecutive year.
The theft of a heat and air unit has landed two men in jail.
Johnny Wade McCarter, 40 of Sevierville, and Mark Lancaster, 38 of Cosby, have both been arrested for their connection with the theft of a heat and air unit at a rental cabin in Sevier County July 8.
WE DO A-C & HEATING * All Repairs Or New Units, No Jobs To Small.
Henderson County authorities are warning against thieves that could be targeting your heat and air unit.
Benko Sahara batch ovens offer heating and cooling in 1 unit.
The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville units.
EDISON — With the main air conditioning unit broken for nearly a month, Edison town hall workers were doing what they could to endure today's thick muggy heat, using portable fans and turning off the lights.
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Even with polls showing a dead heat, it's a safe bet the next president of the United States was in the northeastern corner of Iowa on Saturday afternoon.
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating: Ducted Commercial Indoor Units.
The unit's air-supply system allows users to adjust combustion and heat.
In addition, the unit features two alternating heat elements to prevent it from overheating.
Lost in Houston's famous urban sprawl, its insane traffic and stifling heat, is the fact that more refugees come to Houston than any other city in the United States.
Workspace dimensions of this unit measure 68 × 30 × 66 inches, and 12-kW Nichrome wire elements heat the workspace while a 1,000-CFM, 1-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow across the workload.
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In science:

The Gr¨uneisen parameters γ are taken from the article of Novikov,55 the specific heat per unit volume from Ref.
Universal behavior of internal friction in glasses below T : anharmonicity vs relaxation
It can only influence the electron–ion collisions which, together with the magnetization parameter and the temperature gradient determine the relative importance of the thermo–Hall effect, coupling the heat flux to the field (b is the unit vector of B ).
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
Middle panel: Perturbation of the Joule heat sources density ∝ 2 curl B 0×curl δb in arbitrary units corresponding to the perturbation field shown in the upper panel.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
FIG. 4: The thermal average of energy per site [in units of q2 /(εL)] as a function of the temperature [in units of q2/(εkBL)] upon successive cooling and heating of the system, for a = 0.35 L, Nr = 100, Nq = 3.
Orientational Ordering and Dynamics of Rodlike Polyelectrolytes
Weber begins with a reaction-transport formulation of the conservation of energy equation, which states that the rate of change of enthalpy per unit time is equal to the spatial variation of the flux of energy plus heat generation.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
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