vapor lock


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vapor lock

Critical care Obstruction of blood flow due to a trapped bolus of gas in a tube or vessel. See Cardiac index.
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On the other hand, the higher HOV, by decreasing the temperature in the fuel rail line as fuel evaporates, could conceivably decrease the amount of vapor that forms in hot fuel lines and lessen the potential for vapor lock.
Vapor lock happens in internal combustion engines as the methanol-gasoline vaporizes easier than that of gasoline under the same conditions.
Avgas has a lower and more uniform vapor pressure than automotive gasoline, so it remains in the liquid state despite the reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitude, thus preventing vapor lock.
Not only are rich people being affected by this economic vapor lock, we are, too.
Features include quick disassembly design for easy cleaning, no valves to clog or vapor lock, the ability to efficiently move viscous slurries and handle fluid temperatures to 400 [degrees] and solids up to one inch in diameter.
This internal fuel loop eliminates vapor lock and the need for an additional return fuel line.
Pumps feature quick disassembly design for easy cleaning, no valves to clog or vapor lock and the ability to handle thin liquids, like soups and juices.
Other features include regenerative service braking for energy recovery and reduced friction brake maintenance, a variable retarding mode to sustain long downhill grades to keep friction brakes at a reasonable temperature, a hill-holding mode following the release of the friction brake and braking modes for long downhill grades to prevent traditional brake fade and vapor lock.
The pulse-bypass system can operate accurately down to zero flow and will never vapor lock, making them ideal for stations that may periodically cease operation or go to extremely low flow.