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CEA Lesson 3.3 Key Terms
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Air Handling Unit (AHU)
A device used to condition and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system.
The various conductors, connections, and devices found along the path of electric flow from the source through the components and back to the source.
An electric safety switch that automatically opens a circuit when excessive amperage occurs.
A fitting with a removable plug that is placed in plumbing drainage pipe lines to allow access for cleaning out the pipe.
A box in which the wires from the meter are connected to individual circuit breakers, which are connected to separate circuits for distribution to various locations throughout the building.
Any pipe that carries wastewater or water-borne wastes in a building drainage system.
Drainage Fixture Unit
A measure of the probable discharge into the drainage system by various types of plumbing fixtures.
Piping within a building that conveys sewage, rainwater, or other liquid wastes to a point of disposal.
Pipes, typically made of sheet metal, used to conduct hot or cold air in the HVAC system.
An instrument used to measure electric power.
All areas (including the frames) in the building envelope that let in light.
An electrical connection to the earth.
A unit designed to produce forced air or hot water for heating and cooling.
Water at a temperature greater than or equal to 110 º F (43º C).
Individual Sewage Disposal System
A system for disposal of domestic sewage by means of a septic tank cesspool mechanical treatment to serve a single establishment or building.
A fixture that is designed for washing hands and face, usually found in a bathroom.
The principal pip artery to which branches are connected.
Water not safe for drinking, personal, or culinary utilization.
An electrical connection used to plug in devices. A duplex outlet, with two outlets, is the typical wall plug.
A device that is connected to the water distribution system and demands a supply of water; discharges wastewater, liquid-borne waste material, or sewage to the drainage system; or requires both a water supply connection and a discharge to the drainage system.
Water free from impurities present in amounts sufficient to cause disease or harmful physiological effects and conforming to the regulations of the public health authority having jurisdiction.
A water supply pipe that extends vertically one story or more to carry water to fixtures.
A sewer that conveys sewage but excludes storm, surface, and ground water.
Any liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution, including liquids containing chemicals in solution.
A pipe, normally underground, that carries wastewater and refuse.
A pipe that conveys sewage containing fecal matter to the building drain or building sewer.
Any vertical line of soil, waste, vent, or inside conductor piping that extends through at least one story.
A sewer that conveys storm water or other drainage but not sanitary sewage.
The electrical conductor from a switch to the electrical device being controlled.
A fitting or device that provides a liquid seal to prevent the emission of sewer gases without materially affecting the flow of sewage or wastewater through the trap.
A fitting that is used to control the flow of fluid or gas.
A vertical pipe installed to provide circulation of air to and from any part of the drainage system.
A water-flushing plumbing fixture, such as a toilet, that is designed to receive and discharge human excrement.
Water Distributing Pipe
A pipe that carries water from the service to the point of use.
Any heating appliance or equipment that heats potable water and supplies such water to the potable hot water distribution system.
A device used to measure the amount of water that goes through the water service.
The pipe from the water main or other supply to the water-distributing pipes.
A unit of measure of power.
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