internal furnace

internal furnace

[in′tərn·əl ′fər·nəs]
(mechanical engineering)
A boiler furnace having a firebox within a water-cooled heating surface.
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Supernovae like these -- known as Type II -- begin when the internal furnace of a star runs out of nuclear fuel causing its core to collapse as gravity takes over.
As if I don't have enough to contend with dealing with my own internal furnace I also had to craft an outfit to resemble a giant inflatable robot and his small Asian friend.
The oil paintings are predominately surrealist with a nod toward Rene Magritte's frames of disquieting contradictions--see the plates Choice Palette and Internal Furnace.
For those averse to cool temperatures, scientists are devising alternative ways to rev up the internal furnace.
Researchers call this excessive slowdown "adaptive thermogenesis," although they don't fully understand why the body's internal furnace sometimes changes efficiency in what seems to be an effort to minimize weight loss.
The only furnace controls are the internal furnace temperature and the time.
To measure the temperature of internal furnace surfaces, Paul P.
The system monitors and controls oxygen levels and internal furnace pressures with a series of mechanically operated flue/exhaust ducts equipped with oxygen probes.
That doesn't mean top birds are on perpetual diets: They make sure to chow down before cold nights to stoke up their internal furnaces.