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The ratio of the particle surface area to the particle mass.

Steps that should be taken if a chemical spill or leak occurs. Importance:...

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The document prepared in compliance with U.S. regulation "Guidelines For The...

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A device for obtaining a representative sample of particulate material from...

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Ignition of powders in bulk caused by the rate of heat generation from...

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Capable of igniting and burning in air without the presence of an ignition...

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Refers to the ratio of the suppression of turbulence by thermal effects to...

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The Pasquill stability class scheme is based on time of day, wind speed,...

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Steady burning of a flame, stabilized at, or close to the flame arrester...

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A detonation that progresses through a confined system without significant...

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Those materials that normally have the capacity to resist changes in their...

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Assembling, testing, and operating a process control system in a controlled...

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Individuals or organizations that can (or believe they can) be affected by...

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A PSM program element associated with efforts to (1) seek out and engage...

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Distance from the center of an explosion

The square root of the sum of squared values of concentration minus...

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The PSM program element, Compliance with Standards, that helps identify,...

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Hardware operation that is normally not running but must be ready run, e.g...

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A programming language construct that represents a set of declarations or a...

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Pressure that actuated a vent closure when the pressure is increased slowly...

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The class of phenomena recognized by the presence of electrical charges,...

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A flame arrester designed to prevent flame transmission by quenching gaps (...

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Conditions that are characterized by constant concentrations and...

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Two events (A and B) are statistically dependent if the probability that A...

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Two events (A and B) are statistically independent if the probability that...

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The use of statistical techniques (such as control charts) to analyze a...

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A term used to describe a balanced ratio of chemical reactants that would...

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A balanced mixture of fuel and oxidizer such that no excess of either...

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Calculations about masses or volumes of reactants and products involved in a...

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a genetic variant within a species.

As used here, any concentration profile that develops in an enclosure. The...

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Capacitance unessential for the function of a circuit and of relatively...

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Electric currents which wholly or in part do not follow the original...

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The charging current introduced to a system by liquid flow, expressed in...

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Special situations for which models are developed based on empirical...

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A geometrical representation of the variety of depths of study possible for...

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