The driving force in a magnetic circuit equivalent to the
electromotive force in an electrical circuit.
The obstruction of an odor, to cover up an odor only to have it
Material Safety Data Sheets
MSDS, documentation explaining the hazardous ingredients, targeted
organs and spill clean up methods of a chemical, etc. - per the
SARA Tile III - Right to Know Act.
Referring to a contractor engaged in plumbing, piping and HVAC work.
Terminology used to categorize soot and smoke deposits, between
light and heavy soot and smoke deposits.
A thin pliable sheet used as roofing material on flat roofs.
Something only visible under a microscope.
Microscopic algae, bacteria, fungi, etc. that carry diseases.
The passage of water and moisture through absorption, the passage of
smoke and soot through pressure.
A coating or discoloration caused by fungi in a moist environment.
To make less harmful, the process of neutralizing a loss site, to
protect, to secure and preserve property.
A prefabricated house built in a factory with the final assembly in
Condensed liquid, small quantity of water.
An instrument used to measure the moisture content of the
atmosphere, structural components and content items, available in
penetrating and non-penetrating.
The process of recording and observing the moisture content of the
atmosphere, structural components and content items within a
building and making equipment adjustments as needed.
Minute fungi growth, a furry coating associated with decay.
A decorative strip of wood, metal or plastic.
The smallest single physical unit of an element or compound.
The movement and velocity of a mass or part of.
Mechanical Systems Hygiene Institute, Division of the ASCR
An instrument used to measure temperature, humidity, dew point, and
A diverse class of poisonous compounds
produced by certain mushrooms and
other fungi. Mycotoxins are produced
on mold spores and remain toxic even after the spore is dead.
microbial volatile organic compound
MVOC, produced during metabolic processes and
are responsible for musty, moldy, mildew odors.