Industry Terms Terms and Definitions
Seismic design is an area of architecture dedicated to the structural analysis of buildings, bridges, and roads, with the aim of making them resistant to earthquakes and other seismic activity.
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is a polymer that, when coated onto paperboard, creates a moisture and vapor barrier and improves heat sealing. Because it is inexpensive, LDPE is a widely used poly coating for paperboard.
National Electrical Code (NEC) is a set of minimum standards and regulations that governs planning, construction, and installation of electrical conductors and equipment. The NEC is the basis for all electrical codes used in the United States.
Plenum refers to an air chamber in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system or to the space above the ceiling or below the floor used for air circulation. In many buildings, the plenum space is often used to route conductors and cables.
A blister pack is pre-formed plastic packaging used for small consumer goods, foods, and for pharmaceuticals. The blister pack contains a cavity or pocket made from thermoformed plastic. This usually has a backing of paperboard or a lidding seal of aluminum foil or plastic. A blister that folds onto itself is often called a clamshell.
Moling is a construction method for laying pipes with trenches or excavation. A pneumatically driven machine is driven in the pipe’s path to mole through the soil then pipes are laid.
An ebulator is a pointed or sharp edged solid substance inserted in flooded type evaporators to improve evaporation of refrigerant in a coil.
HVAC, an abbreviation for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, is used to represent the heating, ventilation and cooling systems in a building.
Fill rate, also called order fulfillment rate, is the percentage of orders that a business can ship from available stock without any lost sales, backorders, or stockouts. It’s a reflection of a business’ ability to meet customer demand and the overall effectiveness of your ecommerce operations, so it’s an important metric for ecommerce businesses. It is also used to gauge the demand for various SKUs in inventory and plan procurement accordingly.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. An RFID system consists of a tiny radio transponder, a radio receiver and transmitter.