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A type of saw for cutting across the grain of the wood; designed with about eight teeth per inch.

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MICROMETER (μm)

A unit of length. One millionth of a meter. Also known as micron. 1 Micrometer = 39 millionths of an inch (.000039 inch). Contaminant size is usually described in microns. Relatively speaking, a grain of salt is about 60 microns and the eye can see particles to about 40 microns. Many hydraulic filters are required to be efficient in capturing a substantial percentage of contaminant particles as small as 5 microns.

BULK

A cargo shipped in loose condition and of a homogeneous nature. Cargoes that are shipped unpackaged either dry, such as grain and ore, or liquid, such as petroleum products. Bulk service generally is not provided on a regularly scheduled basis, but rather as needed, on specialized ships, transporting a specific commodity.

FEEDER

A grain container or reservoir constructed around the hatchway between two decks of a ship which when filled with grain automatically feeds or fills in the vacant areas in the lower holds.

GRAIN ELEVATOR

Facility at which bulk grain is unloaded, weighed, cleaned, blended and exported.

ELEVATOR

A complex including storage facilities, computerized loading; inspection rooms and docks to load and unload dry bulk cargo such as grain or green coffee.

GREAT LAKES SHIP

Cargo ship used to carry cargo on the Great Lakes. Most carry bulk cargoes of grain, iron ore or coal.

SHIFTING BOARD

Portable bulkhead members, generally constructed of wood planking and fitted fore and aft in cargo holds when carrying grain or other cargo to prevent shifting when the ship is rolling

COMPASS TIMBER

Structural timbers sawn from the bows of trees so the grain follows the shape, thus providing great strength.

FILLER

A paste applied to fill the grain of wood before applying varnish or paint.

GN

Grain capacity.
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