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defrost

[dē′frȯst]
(engineering)
To keep free of ice or to remove ice.
(thermodynamics)
To thaw out from a frozen state.
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After 2 hours of operation, under this level of frosting the thermosiphon was not able to defrost the air evaporators.
AS temperatures plummet police are warning Teesside drivers not to leave their vehicles to defrost unattended.
In this method, the condensing unit is simply permitted to remain off while the coil defrosts.
For frozen meat product manufacturers, CFS offers a way to defrost bulk raw materials without purge, thus putting an end to costly drip loss associated with thawing blocks of meat in preparation for further processing.
The addition of the snow removal system meant the line could run for 22 hours between defrosts.
It eliminates defrosts from the normal defrost cycle that are unnecessary.
Smart Defrost, an optional setting on Smart Controller that monitors a system's defrost cycle, improves efficiency, reduces costs and increases the longevity of systems by eliminating unnecessary defrosts and excess wear.
This did not seem to make them more wary that that last cup of tea in the morning while the car defrosts could leave them out in the cold," the report says.
The demand defrost feature automatically senses the optimal time for defrost and prevents unnecessary and costly defrosts.
The timespan between defrosts depends on usage and model, but a general rule of thumb is to defrost when the ice thickness gets to 5mm.
BE CAREFUL: Scrape the ice off your car; don't leave it while it defrosts because it could get stolen