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hot well

noun
1.
a tank or reservoir in which hot water is collected before being recirculated, especially condensed steam about to be returned to a boiler.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • Eating hot well-balanced meals will help you stay warmer, too.
  • And if they find the sands hot well, that's what they paid for.
  • Clarifier discharge piping had to be modified to redirect softener effluent from the hot well of the recycle system.
  • The steam dome, shell and hot well, are steel fabrications.
  • hot well means the reservoir of a condensing unit receiving the condensate from a barometric condenser.
  • The condensate falls from the tubes to the bottom of the shell forming a pool in the hot well.
  • The condensate is then pumped from the hot well through the feedwater train to the boiler.

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