Analysis of the factors contributing to the costs of operating a business and of the costs which will result from alternative procedures, and of their effects on profits.
Related Terms 
GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS
A method of analysis whereby the dry weight of contaminant per unit volume of fluid can be measured showing the degree of contamination in terms of milligrams of contaminant per liter of fluid.

APPROXIMATE COEFFICIENTS
The six coefficients used in the analysis of the magnetic properties of a vessel in the course of magnetic compass adjustment. The values of these coefficients are determined from deviations of an unadjusted compass.

AUGMENTING FACTOR
A factor used in connection with the harmonic analysis of tides or tidal currents to allow for the difference between the times of hourly tabulation and the corresponding constituent hours

ELIMINATION
One of the final processes in the harmonic analysis of tides in which preliminary values of the harmonic constants of a number of constituents are cleared of residual effects of each other.

GRAIN
A unit of measure commonly used in water analysis for the measurement of impurities in water. (17.1 grains = 1 part per million

ORSAT
An instrument for determining the chemical analysis of flue gas.

PARTIAL PRESSURE
The individual pressure exerted by a gaseous constituent in a vapor mixture as if the other constituents were not present. This pressure cannot be measured directly but is obtained firstly by analysis of the vapor and then by calculation using Dalton’s Law.

SECONDARY CONTROL TIDE STATION
A tide station at which continuous observations have been made over a minimum period of 1 year but less than a 19year Metonic cycle. The series is reduced by comparison with simultaneous observations from a primary control tide station. This station provides for a 365day harmonic analysis including the seasonal fluctuation of sea level.

FEA
Finite Element Analysis

SEA
Ship Event Analysis
