critical pressure


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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 vapor at its critical temperature in an evacuated container.
See also: pressure
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The test pipe can subsequently be examined from a series of such tests at different pressures but at constant temperature from which the critical pressure for RCP ([p.sub.c]) can be determined.
Once the gas company has determined its MOP, the RCP requirement is the critical pressure of the pipe must be (at least) 1.5 times the MOP.
where CPFI is the critical pressure ratio, [D.sub.o] is the pipe outside diameter, SDR= t/[D.sub.o] is the standard dimension ratio, and t is the pipe wall thickness.
R744 systems operates in two cycles, in a reversed Rankine cycle below the critical point and in a transcritical cycle, if the state of the discharge gas of the compressor is above the critical pressure. The enlarged iso-COP lines for R744 only, assuming the same condition as above are shown in Figure 3.
In these equations [n.sub.i] is the number of times that a group appears in the molecule, N is the number of atoms in the molecule, [T.sub.b] is the normal boiling temperature, [DELTA][T.sub.J] is the contribution to the critical temperature, [DELTA][P.sub.J] is the contribution to the critical pressure, [DELTA][V.sub.J] is the contribution to the critical volume, and [A.sub.J], [B.sub.J], [C.sub.J], [D.sub.J] and [E.sub.J] are constants.
The critical pressure for jetcutting polymeric materials depends on the physical and mechanical properties of the machined material as well as on the diameter of the exhaust nozzle hole.
Due for completion by early 2019, the Moranbah Reservoir and Associated Works project will increase the storage of safe, clean drinking water and raw water storage, and address critical pressure issues.
For the critical pressure case (b/a = 19.46), the two vertical asymptotes in [C.sub.P] - [r.sub.+] plane merge into one and the second region with negative heat capacity disappears (see Figure 8(c)).
Among different fluids that can be used for supercritical applications supercritical C[O.sub.2] (scC[O.sub.2]) offers significant advantages due to its relatively low critical temperature, [T.sub.c] = 31 [degrees]C, and critical pressure, [P.sub.c] = 7.38 MPa (1074 psi) [29, 31, 32], It is widely utilized especially since it is considered to be environmentally benign [3, 6, 10, 17, 29] and low cost [5, 7, 32].
The superior RCP resistance for bimodal MDPE compared to unimodal MDPE was clearly demonstrated with these RCP test results, which exhibited a ten-fold increase in $4 critical pressure.
Request of offers & proposals from eligible international consulting firms to extend the required consultancy services for South Helwan 2 X 650 MW super critical pressure power station project financed from UEEPC own resources.