Glossary

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Coatings

A coating is a covering that is applied to the surface of an object, usually referred to as the substrate. Coatings may be applied to change the properties of the substrate or to provide wear resistance. In semiconductor processes (the substrate is a wafer) coatings are applied to add magnetic responses or electrical conductivity.

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Cold Start

The ability for a unit to be started and functional without a warm-up period.  Example: Proton OnSite's M Series hydrogen gas generators are able to be started and fully operational in under 5 minutes.

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Corrosion Control

In the power industry, production managers regularly monitor their equipment for corrosion. Aside from the damage to facility equipment, the presence of corrosion can result in high maintenance costs, risk of personnel safety and  long periods of downtime.

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Corrosion Control

In the power industry, production managers regularly monitor their equipment for corrosion. Aside from the damage to facility equipment, the presence of corrosion can result in high maintenance costs, risk of personnel safety and  long periods of downtime.

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Crystal Growth

Crystal growth is a fundamental and extremely important stage in the crystallization process. Crystal growth is where the crystalline lattice is arranged, forming the characteristic shape of a crystal (also known as the crystalline arrangement). Also used to refer to the natural, or artificial process of growing crystals.

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Curtailed Power

Power that has been given restriction in cost or use. Curtailing is often performed in order to direct or focus power use elsewhere, often during periods of peak power use. During times of peak power usage, power is often curtailed by increasing the cost of use or entirely shutting down the ability for the power to be used, thus redirecting the power or focusing the use elsewhere.

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Delivered Bottled Gases / Cylinders: High Pressure Cylinders

A pressurized gas cylinder or tank that is able to be transported via tube trailers or other methods of transportation. Bottled gases / cylinders, and high pressure cylinders are synonymous for a pressure vessel used to store gases at above atmospheric pressure. High-pressure gas cylinders are commonly called bottles. 

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Delivered Gas

The physical transfer of natural, synthetic, and/or supplemental gas from generation facilities to end users, in order to serve broad set of applications requiring gases; often transported in cylinders, tube trailers or liquid supply. Proton OnSite's gas generators remove the need for delivered gases and gas storage, further removing the dangers and expenses of delivered gases. 

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Dew Point

The temperature where, at a constant barometric pressure, water vapor condenses to aqueous water. 

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Direct Injection

Direct Injection is the process of mixing the electrolysis-produced hydrogen into the natural gas pipeline without first further converting it to methane.  A small concentration of hydrogen in the natural gas grid is currently allowed today and this amount varies by geographic region.  Depending on where within the natural gas grid you are injecting the hydrogen it needs to pressurized to match the pipeline pressure.  Natural gas pipeline pressures can vary from 80 bar or more at the well-head to less than one bar at the end customer.

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