dry-bulb thermometer


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dry-bulb thermometer

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(General Physics) an ordinary thermometer used alongside a wet-bulb thermometer to obtain relative humidity. See also psychrometer
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Noun1.dry-bulb thermometer - an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature
psychrometer - a hygrometer consisting of a dry-bulb thermometer and a wet-bulb thermometer; their difference indicates the dryness of the surrounding air
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
wet-bulb thermometer - a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity
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1), Dry-Bulb Thermometer Positioning, a hanging DB thermometer (alcohol in glass--NSN 9G-6685-00-243-9964) shall be permanently mounted at watch and workstations throughout the ship where heat-stress conditions may exist.
The information, addressing placement of hanging dry-bulb thermometers, is provided so you can ensure your DB placement is in compliance.
These standards require a wet- and dry-bulb thermometer measurement with an airflow velocity of 10 feet per second or greater.