calefaction


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calefaction

[¦kal·ə¦fak·shən]
(engineering)
Warming.
The condition of being warmed.
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Experiments have shown that applying an ultrasonic field cooling fluid increases the cooling capacity of the physicochemical environments, eliminating at the same time, one of the most dangerous stages of cooling, namely calefaction. Vibration with ultrasonic frequencies of the fluid immediately surrounding the product for cooling produces vapor bubbles implode which tend to form on its surface, restoring the exchange of heat, close to the initial intensity and eliminates thermal shock what causing deformations and cracks the quenching steels (Abaskina, 1990) (Abramov, 1984).
Discovering the word "calefactions" on the first page of Mark Barrowcliffe's new novel is a bit worrying.