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burn rate

The speed with which a new, unprofitable company is spending its initial funding whether from investors or from an IPO. In the world of high-speed high tech, the burn rate is carefully monitored to determine how long the company has to live.

burn rate

The rate at which a material will burn after the ignition heat source has been removed.
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Along with the large variety of bullets, there is much information on powders, their relative burn rates, and particular uses of different brands of smokeless powder, but nothing on primers!
Emary disagrees, saying IMR 4064 and Varget have basically identical burn rates. Reloder 15 is on the edge, as are powders such as Reloder 16, N140 and N150.
Just as rifle powders are identified as having fast, medium, or slow burn rates, propellants for handgun cartridges are similarly classified.
Along with other factors, MBT depends on fuel burn rates, which is different for both the fuels, and results in difference in cylinder conditions.
Runner-up Strath Burn rates an even bigger, and a surprise, improver to an RPR of 117.
Port pressure is a good deal lower than it would be with propellants in the "next class" of burn rates, which I say starts with 4064.
Contributing to the accident was the operator's failure to ensure aircraft records pertaining to engine modifications and fuel burn rates were available to flight crewmembers."
Bioexell is trying to conserve its cash pile of 66 million Swiss francs ($57 million) and at current burn rates that will give the company up to three years to redefine its strategy, Kepler Capital Markets analyst Florian Gaiser said.
The goal of this laborious schedule is to maintain the same level of fouling from the first shot to the last, since fouling is a big factor in the degree of friction between bullet and barrel and that determines barrel pressures and propellant burn rates. The more consistent the pressure and burn rate, the more consistent the bullet velocity, leading to smaller group sizes downrange.
Because as long as we've got high-ranking government people looking at $700,000-per-day burn rates as "small" and "not a lot of money," we're going to continue having enormous expenditures and low expectations for delivery ('cause hey, we didn't really give them very much money, so we can't really expect them to deliver very much, right?).
Engineer Peter Stanyer said: "The school has some very bright kids and they were asking some very probing questions about burn rates and they're not the sorts of questions we usually get - we are usually asked how much does it weigh and are you going to launch it - they had been given quite a bit of information about the rocket before we arrived.