gas current

gas current

[′gas ‚kə·rənt]
(electronics)
A positive-ion current produced by collisions between electrons and residual gas molecules in an electron tube. Also known as ionization current.
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The 5 per cent is not to be underestimated as the IEA tells us it is about 75 billion tonnes of oil equivalent that could cover 10 years of oil and gas current consumption, not only by finding more resources but also by improving their recovery factor.
The extinguishers firstly cut the gas current in the pipes, then quenched
"The gas current has been stopped and the fire was put down," said Magdi Tawfiq, CEO of the company.
- A strong combined 2P oil and gas current reserve position of 4.2 MMBOE including 2.2 mmbls of hydrocarbon liquids.
This creates a super-fine filament that is lengthened and cooled by a powerful gas current.
While the oxidation of the metal also brings in an additional thermal energy which contributes to melting the tungsten alloy with the oxygen, the melt is made stiffen and cools down fast using the nitrogen gas current.
After a declining trend since 2000, in 2004 oil and gas current account showed a deficit of US$ 1.6 billion compared to a surplus of US$ 2.0 billion in 2003.
Todd Hoeksema, used Stanford's Wilcox Solar Observatory to find evidence for convection: gas currents moving east and west across the surface of the sun.