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A type of centrifugal cargo pump commonly installed on gas carriers and in terminals in the bottom of a cargo tank. It comprises a drive motor, impeller and bearings totally submerged by the cargo when the tank contains bulk liquid.

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BULK CARGO

Cargo such as oil, coal, ore, woodchips, etc. not shipped in bags or containers

BUBBLE POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first steady stream of gas bubbles is emitted from a wetted filter element under specified test conditions.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

ARC

A flash, caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

COMBI

Vessel designed for a combination of passengers, and different types of cargo.

DERRICK

A device for hoisting and lowering heavy weights, cargo, stores, etc

DUNNAGE

Cushioning material placed among cargo to prevent their motion

GENERAL CARGO

Non-bulk cargo. The cargo may be of various kinds

ADIABATIC COMPRESSION

Compressing a gas without removing or adding heat.
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