Boiler vs Descaling - What's the difference?

boiler | descaling |


As nouns the difference between boiler and descaling

is that boiler is an apparatus that generates heat (usually by burning fuel) and uses it to heat circulating water (or sometimes another liquid) in a closed system that is then used for space heating, swimming pool heating, or domestic hot water or industrial processes or boiler can be (rare|informal) boilerplate while descaling is the removal of scale from the surface of a metal, especially from the inner surfaces of boilers etc.

As a verb descaling is

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boiler

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • An apparatus that generates heat (usually by burning fuel) and uses it to heat circulating water (or sometimes another liquid) in a closed system that is then used for space heating, swimming pool heating, or domestic hot water or industrial processes.
  • Less commonly , a hot water heater.
  • (approximate definition'') A fuel burning apparatus in which water is boiled to produce steam for space heating, power generation, or industrial processes.
    (''more precisely'') An apparatus in which a heat source other than a hot liquid or steam (most commonly burning fuel, exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine or gas turbine, waste heat from a process, solar energy or electricity) is used to boil water (or ''rarely
    another liquid), under pressure to provide steam (or other gas) for use as a heat source in calorifiers, heat exchangers or heat emitters, or for use directly for humidification, in an industrial process, or to power steam turbines.
  • A kitchen vessel for steaming or boiling food.
  • (UK, informal) A tough old chicken only suitable for cooking by boiling.
  • Derived terms
    (terms derived from boiler) * boil * boiled * boilerplate * boiler room * boiling * boiling plate * donkey boiler * double boiler * steam boiler

    See also

    * steam generator * water heater

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of

    Noun

  • (rare, informal) Boilerplate.
  • * 1994 May 4, Glenn Nicholas, " Re: Forms4 boilerplate accessible?", in comp.databases.oracle, Usenet :
  • While it appears the FRM40_TEXT table is the answer, saving a form with boiler text does not seem to insert into this table.
  • * 2003 December 7, Tom Potter, " Re: Why don't more people hate Bush?", in alt.politics.democrats and other newsgroups, Usenet :
  • Note that Stuart Grey makes the assertion: "I think rationally on all subjects.", and then proceeds to use the standard boiler tactics and phrases of the people WHO instigate conflict and war.
  • * 2007 , Jim Casey, " Re: NRA vs Bar Assoc over guns in cars", in tx.guns, Usenet :
  • Nearly every employer in my field has similar terms (they all come out of a legal boiler mill somewhere).
  • * 2009 March 30, "hughess7" (username), " Re: Mail merge to PDF", in microsoft.public.access, Usenet :
  • Just aligning all the paragraphs of 'boiler text' is tedious but trying to insert values in alignment is impossible!

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    descaling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (-)
  • The removal of scale from the surface of a metal, especially from the inner surfaces of boilers etc.