Energy Terminology

Energy Terminology

A Multi-Lingual Glossary

2nd Edition - October 1, 1986

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  • Editor: World Energy Conference
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286549

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In this new edition standard energy terms in worldwide use are presented in 19 sections collectively containing over 1300 terms covering both conventional and modern sources, technology, equipment and supply systems, in English, French, German and Spanish. Three new sections are introduced: Forecasting and Methodology, including general and more specific terms relating to quantitative economic energy forecasting; Uses of Energy, ranging from terms associated with consumers and energy supply to terms concerned with industrial and chemical usage; and Measurement and Control Technology, which covers instrumentation, techniques and safety terminology. Fully indexed and specially designed for rapid cross-reference, this glossary is a useful reference guide for all scientists, technical writers and economists with an interest in this field.


Of particular interest to energy scientists, technical translators and economists.

Table of Contents

  • 1. General Terms. 2. Forecasting Methodology. 3. Energy Balances and Accounting. 4. Uses of Energy. 5. Measurement and Control Technology. 6. Solid Fuels. 7. Liquid Fuels. 8. Gaseous Fuels. 9. Hydroelectricity - Water Power. 10. Nuclear Energy. 11. Electricity. 12. Solar Energy. 13. Energy from Biomass. 14. Wind Energy. 15. Ocean Energy. 16. Geothermal Energy. 17. Nuclear Fusion. 18. Energy Conservation. 19. Impact of Energy Industries on the Environment. Index. References.

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  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1986
  • Published: October 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286549

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World Energy Conference

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  • SofíaMendizábal K. Sat May 19 2018

    Complete, but a bit cumbersome for translation purposes

    High completeness, but a bit cumbersome to trace the translation equivalents for languages not shown side by side.