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MECHANICAL DEFINITIONS

MECHANICAL TERMINOLOGY
NBC Rule X Mechanical Regulation p189

ACCIDENTAL CONTACT
Any inadvertent physical contact with power transmission
AIR CONDITIONING
The process of treating air to control simultaneously its temp, hum, etc
BALUSTRADE
The frame on both side of escalator
BOILER
A close vessel for heating
BUFFER
A device designed to stop a descending car from beyond its
travel

normal limit of

CAGE/ CAB
Enclosure for housing the operator etc of a crane
CAPACITY OF WORK, PROJECT OR PLANT
Total horse power
CAR
The load carrying unit of an elevator
COMPRESSOR
Mech device to increase pressure upon the refrigerant
CONDENSER
Arrangement of pipes/ tubing in which vaporized refrigerant is liquefied by the
removal of heat
CONDEMED BOILER OR UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSEL
Boiler unsafe or disqualified

CRANE
Machine for lifting or lowering and moving horizontal
DUCT
Passageway made of sheet of metal for conveying air
DUMBWAITER
Hoisting and lowering mechanism
Area - 3861sq cm
Height - 1.20m
Capacity - 277k
ELEVATOR
A hoisting and lowering mechanism with a car or platform which move in guides
in a vertical direction
ELEVATOR LANDING
Portion of a floor, balcony, or platform for loading or unloading
ELEVATOR WIRE
Steel wire rope attached to the car
ENCLOSED
The moving parts of a machine are so guarded that physical contact by any part
of the human body is precluded or prevented
ESCALATOR
Power driven, inclined, continuous stairway
EVAPORATION
Liquid refrigerant is vaporized to produce refrigeration
EXTERNAL INSPECTION
Inspection made on boiler

GUARDED
Shielded, fenced or otherwise protected
HOIST
Apparatus for raising or lowering a load by the application of a
HOIST WAY
A shaft for the travel of elevator or dumbwaiters
INTERAL INSPECTION

building force

Inspection when boiler is shutdown


LIQUID RECEIVER
A vessel permanently connected to system by inlet and outlet pipes for storage of
a liquid
refrigerant
LOCOMOTIVE BOILER
Boiler mounted on a self- propelled track
LOW PRESSURE HEATING BOILER
Pressure
1.05kgs/sqm
Temp 250 F
MACHINE
The driven unit of equipment
MACHINE HOUSE
Enclosure for housing the hoisting mechanism and power plant
MACHINE PARTS
Any or all the moving parts of a machine
MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
MECHANICAL MACHINERY
MECHANICAL PROCESS
MECHANICAL WORKS
MECHANICAL PLANT
All that has a mech functions
MOVING WALK
Horizontal passenger carrying device
POINT OF OPERATION
The part of a machine which performs an operation on the stock
Location where stock material is fed to the machine
PORTABLE BOILER
Fired boiler which is self- contained
Intended for temporary location
POWER TRANSMISSION MACHINERY
Any device by which the motion of an engine is transmitted to or received by
another machine

PRIME MOVER
Main function is to drive or operate either directly or indirectly, other mechanical
equipment
PROCESS MACHINE
Equipment designed and operated for a specific purpose
REFRIGERANT
Absorption of heat while expanding or evaporating
TON OF REFRIGERATION
12,000 BTU/hr
200 BTU/min
TRAVELLING CABLE
A cable made up of electric conductor s which provides electrical connection
between
the elevator car and a fixed outlet in the hoistway
UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSEL
Pressure is obtained from external source or from an indirect application of heat
VENTILATION
Supplying or removing air by natural or mechanical means