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crit·i·cal pres·sure

the minimum pressure required to liquefy a gas at the critical temperature.

critical pressure

the pressure exerted by a fluid in a closed system at the critical temperature.

critical pressure

The pressure exerted by a vapor at its critical temperature in an evacuated container.
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Repeating the experiment at different levels of pressure determines at a given temperature the characteristic critical pressure beyond which the crack propagates over more than 90% of the pipe length.
Once the gas company has determined its MOP, the RCP requirement is the critical pressure of the pipe must be (at least) 1.
He reported an increase in the critical pressure from 3.
Harry (15) concluded that shear lips provide the bulk of the pipe resistance to RCP, as seen from the significant reduction in RCP critical pressure [P.
Comparison of the minimum required and measured FS critical pressures in Table 4 shows that the FS Pc results are greater; thus, the unimodal MDPE pipe tested in this study have sufficient RCP resistance for use in gas distribution systems.
Unimodal MDPE pipe in diameters up to 219 mm exhibits RCP critical pressures that exceed the Minimum Required Critical Pressure for use in gas distribution systems, thereby delivering very adequate RCP performance.
One transfers different liquids into these corresponding states, when, at temperatures that have the same proportion to the critical temperatures, one subjects them to pressures that are in the same proportion to the critical pressures.
9 Critical Pressures on Food Supply and their Economic Effects by Raymond Firth
Ashcroft gauges and pressure transducers were utilized to monitor all critical pressures at the station.
However, the critical pressures are controlled by the true stresses at the walls, and these are only affected by the geometry of the entrance region and the die itself.
We call this shear rate and the corresponding pressure drop the critical shear rate and the critical pressure drop.