Glossary Term beginning with B


Backflowsearch for term

When water travels from one system back into any part of the main distribution system.

Backflow Preventersearch for term

A device that prevents backflow into the main water supply.

Boilersearch for term

A sealed tank where water is converted to steam for heating or power.

BTUsearch for term

British Thermal Unit - A unit of measurement for heat energy; when the temperature of 1 lb. of water is raised 1 degree Fahrenheit.