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heat reservoir

noun, Thermodynamics
1.
a hypothetical body of infinitely large mass capable of absorbing or rejecting unlimited quantities of heat without undergoing appreciable changes in temperature, pressure, or density.
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  • Economical geothermal heat requires that the heat reservoir be close to the surface.
  • Hot water is piped throughout the plant as part of a recirculating heat reservoir system.
  • The sane bed acts as a large heat reservoir which minimizes the amount of fuel required to reheat the system following shutdown.

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