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Vehicle Wash Terms And Jargons - C

Caustic:
A strong alkali. When used alone the term usually refers to caustic soda (sodium hydroxide).

Centrifugal Separator:
Device to remove large dirt particles from reclaim water flow.

Centimeter:
Unit of distance , commonly denoted by "cm".

1 inch = 2.54cm
1 cm = 10 mm
1 cm = 0.01 m

Cfm:
Cubic feet per minute.

Chemical Metering and Feed System:
Apparatus for delivering chemicals from the equipment room to the application in the wash bay.

Chlorination:
Process of adding chlorine to water to inhibit bacterial growth.

Cloth Friction Wash:
Using wash material against the vehicle's surface to remove dirt.

Correlator:
In-ground device to align the vehicle wheels with a wash conveyor by providing a mechanism for the vehicle to slide laterally. The Correlator is located at the beginning of the entrance of the conveyor.