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Liquids-storage tank with downward-pointing conical bottom to facilitate drainage of bottom, as of water or sludge.



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SOUNDING PIPE

A pipe leading to the bottom of an oil or water tank, for guiding a sounding tape or jointed rod when measuring the depth of liquid in the tank.
Sounding pipes in the engine room are normally fitted with deadweight cocks and screw caps. Caps and cocks should be closed at all times, except when sounding tanks.

LIMBERS, OR LIMBER HOLES

Gaps or holes at the bottom of the floor timbers by the keel that allow water to flow fore-and-aft.

BALLAST TANK

Tanks at the bottom or sides of a ship which are filled with seawater for ballasting purpose.

ACETYLENE GENERATOR

A steel cylinder or tank that provides for controlled mixing of calcium carbide and water to generate acetylene.

CROSSOVER

The system of valves and cargo lines in the bottom piping network of a tank vessel that connects one section of cargo tanks to another section.

EVAPOTRANSPIROMETER

An instrument which measures the rate of evapotranspiration; consists of a vegetation soil tank so designed that all water added to the tank and all water left after evapotranspiration can be measured.

BLOWING

The introduction of compressed air near the bottom of a tank or other container in order to agitate the liquid therein.

TANK

An elevated water tank, indicated on a chart by a position circle.

DISSOLVING TANK

A vessel used to dissolve the smelt from the recovery boiler into a tank of water to produce green liquor.

BED

The ground upon which a body of water rests. The term is usually used with a modifier to indicate the type of water body, as river bed or sea bed. See also BOTTOM

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