Water Jacket

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water jacket

[′wȯd·ər ‚jak·ət]
A casing for circulation of cooling water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Water Jacket


a cavity that surrounds the parts of machinery and equipment (internal-combustion engines, metallurgical furnaces, and so on) that are exposed to intense heat and that is designed to contain a circulating liquid coolant. To avoid clogging of the water jacket by hard-to-remove deposits, the water used for cooling is sometimes subjected to preliminary purification and softening.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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