capillary tube


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capillary tube

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē ‚tüb]
(engineering)
A tube sufficiently fine so that capillary attraction of a liquid into the tube is significant.

capillary tube

A tube of small internal diameter; used in refrigeration as a control for the flow of liquid refrigerant, or as an expansion device between the condenser and evaporator; or used to transmit pressure from the sensitive bulb of a temperature control to the operating element.
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[33], for the fractal capillary tube model, the poor correlation between permeability and fractal dimension is reasonable, which means [D.sub.f2] is more suitable for fractal analysis of carbonate pore structures and petrophysical properties.
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When the cooling cycle begins, LC[O.sub.2] is fed under high pressure (approximately 850 psi (58.6 bar)) through the thin, flexible stainless steel capillary tubes to the points where cooling is required.
6(a) shows a teflon probe with an inserted capillary tube, (b) shows the geometrical dimensions of a capillary tube, where OD is the outer diameter and ID is inner diameter.
In other words, each particle with its specific properties in size, morphology, and surface chemistry passes with a unique velocity through the capillary tube that has been connected from the two ends to two 10-30 kV electrodes.
For the conventional design, a low temperature well below the ambient temperature is achieved through an expansion device (capillary tube, expansion valve, short tube, and the like), resulting in a surface temperature lower than the corresponding dew-point temperature.
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In this article, we examine the effects of orientation on the adhesive characteristics of several typical industrial polymer melts through a comparison of experimental data taken in both straight-walled capillary tubes and semi-hyperbolically converging dies (SHCDs).
Buffalo Gauge equips the VA Series with a capillary tube and a special Lock Charged Device utilizing pumped air in its Remote Gas Shutoff System.