A type of forging for designs involving the use of large radii and draft angles, smooth contours, and generous allowances.



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UNIT HEATER

A heater with electric resistance, steam, or hot water heating elements to heat the air. Natural or forced draft units are designed for wall mounting.

EQUALIZER

  1. A network designed to compensate for an undesired amplitude-frequency or phase-frequency response of a system or component; usually a combination of coils, capacitors, and resistors. Also known as equalizing circuit. 2. A bar to which one attaches a vehicle's whiffletrees to make the pull of draft animals equal. Also known as equalizing bar. 3. A bar which joins a pair of axle springs on a railway locomotive or car for equalization of weight. Also known as equalizing bar. 4. A device which distributes braking force among independent brakes of an automotive vehicle. Also known as equalizer brake. 5. A machine which saws wooden stock to equal lengths.

LOADED DISPLACEMENT

The displacement of a ship when floating at her greatest allowable draft

DOCUMENTS AGAINST PAYMENT

An indication on a draft that the documents attached are to be released to the drawee only on payment.

DEEP WATER ROUTE

A route for deep draft vessels within defined limits which has been accurately surveyed for clearance of sea bottom and submerged obstacles as indicated on the chart.

CLEAN DRAFT

A draft to which no documents are attached.

FWA

Fresh water allowance. The number of millimetres by which the draft changes when a vessel moves from fresh to salt water.

SIGHT DRAFT

A draft payable on demand upon presentation.

SWDD

Salt Water Departure Draft

DRAFT MARKS

The numbers which are placed on each side of a ship at the bow and stern from the lower edge of the number to the bottom of the keel

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