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DAMPER

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1. A friction device sometimes called a shock absorber . Used for controlling and damping spring oscillations . The springs actually absorb road shocks; the dampers convert the energy imparted to the springs into thermal energy (by friction), which is dissipated to the atmosphere or the vehicle's chassis . Dampers are distinguishable by the type of friction involved, mechanical or hydraulic , but most modern cars used tubular-shaped hydraulic shock absorbers. Because they affect up and down wheel motions, dampers are an important link in tuning a vehicle's ride and handling. Also see pulsation damper , vibration damper , and harmonic balancer .
2. A moveable plate which permits or restricts the flow of liquids or gasses.
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A device used to vary the volume of air passing through an air outlet, air inlet or duct.
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Valve for controlling airflow. When ordering registers, make sure each supply outlet has a damper so the air flow can be adjusted and turned off. Dampers maybe either manually or automatically operated. Automatic dampers are required for exhaust air ducts.

 

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