a device condensing steam or vapor by passing it over a cool surface.
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Origin of surface condenser
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for surface condenser
The surface-condenser is cleared by a single-acting air-pump, inside the frame, at T.
G G is the condenser, which is invariably a surface-condenser.
British Dictionary definitions for surface condenser
a steam condenser usually associated with a steam turbine in which the steam is condensed on the surface of tubes through which water is passedCompare jet condenser
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