The cleaning or finishing of surfaces by the use of an abrasive entrained in a blast of air.



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BLASTING

  1. Cleaning materials by a blast of air that blows small abrasive particles against the surface. 2. The act of detonating an explosive.

SOOT BLOWER

A tube from which jets of steam or compressed air are blown for cleaning the fireside of tubes or other parts of the boiler.

ACID ATTACK

Caused by an incomplete flushing after an acid cleaning process of boilers or similar equipment.

BLAST

A sound signal made with the whistle of the vessel

GENERAL EMERGENCY ALARM

A sound signal of seven short blasts and one long blast given with the vessel ́s sound system

FILTER

Any device or porous substance used as a strainer for cleaning fluids by removing suspended matter.

TUBE CLEANER

A device for cleaning tubes by brushing, hammering, or by rotating cutters.

CRUDE OIL WASHING

A technique of cleaning tanks in oil tankers.

BAYAMO

A violent blast of wind, accompanied by vivid lightning, blowing from the land on the south coast of Cuba, especially near the Bight of Bayamo

BLAST FURNACE GAS

Lean combustible by-product gas resulting from burning coke with a deficiency of air in a blast furnace.

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