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Glossary of terms and Definitions

Gas generation industry abbreviations, terms and jargon

Air Receiver — a pressure vessel that allows regulated flow from the feed air compressor

ASME — American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Ar — Argon

Bar — 100 kPa. Approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level (14.5 psi)

Barg - one atmospheric (14.5 psi) gauge

Booster Compressor — increases the feed pressure of the N2 or O2 to your application

CF — cubic foot

CCF — hundred cubic feet

CE — “Conformité Européenne” (a mandatory marking for certain product groups). It is the near counterpart of Underwriter’s Laboratories in the United States.

CMS — Carbon Molecular Sieve

CO2 — carbon dioxide

CO — carbon monoxide

COTS — Commercial Off-The-Shelf

CRN — Canadian Registration Numbers

CSA — Canadian Standards Association

Dew Point — temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation (assuming air pressure and moisture content are constant)

Hz — Hertz

kW — kilowatt

LPM — liters per minute

mA — milliamp

N2 — nitrogen

NM3H — normal meters cubed per hour (cubic meters per hour)

NM3M — normal meters cubed per minute (cubic meters per minute)

O2 — oxygen

O3 — Ozone

Ph — phase

PLC — Programmable Logic Controller

POGS — Portable Oxygen Generating System

ppm — parts per million

PSA — Pressure Swing Adsorption

PSI — pounds per square inch

PSIA — pounds per square inch absolute

PSIG — pounds per square inch gauge

Product Receiver — a pressure vessel that allows regulated flow of N2 or O2 to the application

SCFH — standard cubic feet per hour

SCFM — standard cubic feet per minute

Sieve Bed — the nitrogen or oxygen separation tanks where the CMS is housed

SM3H - Standard meters cubed per hour

SM3M — standard meters cubed per minute

V — volt

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