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dry heat

a thermal effect produced by adding dry air or reducing the humidity of the environment.

dry heat

Heat that has no moisture. It may take the form of a hot dry pack, hot water bottle, electric light bath, heliotherapy, hot bricks, resistance coil, electric pad or blanket, hot air bath, or therapeutic lamp.
See also: heat

dry heat,

n a method of sterilization of suitable instruments using a well-calibrated and time-controlled convection oven.
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The cost of a the dry heat treatment for a two-bedroom home is Dh1,800.
The almonds were stored at ambient temperature for 60 minutes and exposed to dry heat at 250 F and 300 F in an isotemp oven.
Static electricity is common in areas of extreme, dry heat.
To force distinctions in whiskering behavior, the first phase consisted of exposing various pure Sn, Sn-Cu and Sn-Bi deposits to intentionally over-stressed dry heat, elevated temperature/humidity and thermal cycling aging conditions.
THE LCS ClimaPlus Combi from Henny Penny Global Foodservice Solutions in Eaton, Ohio cooks with moist heat, dry heat, or a combination of the two, employing automatic humidity control.
A second technology, dry heat, has the advantage of producing completely dry instruments, with a correspondingly lower impact on sharpness.
The oven heat-up and cool down cycles require only 15 minutes, compared to 45 minutes to two hours for conventional dry heat sterilizers.
High-powered fans are used to circulate dry heat rapidly over the sausage to maintain an even colour.
Dry heat (figure 6) is aggressive on the FKM, although the rapid decay is not predictable from the excellent compression set resistance reported by FKM suppliers.
Packaging also helps consumers select the heating pad that best suits their needs, from a standard dry heat pad to the king size, moist/dry SmartHeat Pro.
The book reviews the sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices using steam and dry heat, ionising radiation and ethylene oxide is reviewed.