compartment ceiling

compartment ceiling

A ceiling divided into panels, which are usually surrounded by moldings.
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1: Father Timon explaining the history of frescoes at el-Suryan Monastery in Wadi el-Natrun -- Ahmed Hindy Reverend Timon took us back to the church cloister and showed us Ephrem the Syrian's tree, a giant tree enclosed in a special compartment, with its branches towering over the compartment ceiling. It is also surrounded with metal utensils and potteryware, which date back to the 18th century.
On the other hand, most of smoke is sucked into the stairwell before it rises to the compartment ceiling. So the temperatures of upper hot gases are much lower in cases with top vent opened.
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