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Consortium is a form of co-operation between two or more carriers to operate in a particular trade.



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IMPULSE WELDING

A welding process in which two layers of thermoplastic film are heated and fused to form a welded seam by clamping them together in close contact with a shielded electric heating element.

BUTT FUSION

The joining of two pieces of plastic or metal pipes or sheets by heating the ends until they are molten and then pressing them together to form a homogeneous bond.

PARALLEL SERIES

Circuit in which two or more parts are connected together in parallel to form parallel circuits, and in which these circuits are then connected together in series so that both methods of connection appear.

BOWLINE IN A BIGHT

A knot tied in the middle of a line to form two loops that can be used as a temporary harness.

PAIR

  1. Two like conductors employed to form an electric circuit. 2. Two parts in a kinematic mechanism that mutually constrain relative motion; for example, a sliding pair composed of a piston and cylinder.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE

(COC) A relatively new term (2001) used to describe a document issued by the USCG to Chemical and Gas Carriers after they have met the requirements of the COC inspection described in 46 CFR and parts of 33 CFR. Formerly known as LOC or Letter of Compliance. This document when issued is valid for a period of two years but requires an annual re-examination to ensure compliance.

GALVANIC CORROSION

Two different metals form a corrosion cell.

COC

1) Certificate of Competence - a certificate which endorses officer competency. 2) Certificate of Compliance - a term used to describe a document issued by the USCG to Chemical and Gas Carriers after they have met the requirements of the COC inspection described in 46 CFR and parts of 33 CFR. Formerly known as LOC or Letter of Compliance. This document when issued is valid for a period of two years but requires an annual re-examination to ensure compliance.

EDGE EFFECT

An outward-curving distortion of lines of force near the edges of two parallel metal plates that form a capacitor.

CHATTOCK GAGE

A form of micromanometer in which observation of the interface between two immiscible liquids is used to determine when the pressure to be measured has been balanced by the pressure head resulting from tilting of the entire apparatus.

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