Basic principles:nomenclature and units



Unless otherwise specified in the text, the following symbols are used consistently throughout this book:

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Note on units

SI units are used consistently throughout this handbook. Certain conventions within the SI structure are used generally throughout the European compressed air industry. These are as follows:

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Conversion factors

For the convenience of those readers more familiar with Imperial units, the following conversion factors may be used.

The values quoted are adequate for most engineering purposes, ie accurate to at least 3

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Terms and definitions used in the Compressor Industry (see also BS 1571 and BS 5791):

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