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

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RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

BULK CARGO

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

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

COMPOUND

(1) chemically speaking, a distinct substance formed by the combination of two or more elements in definite proportions by weight and possessing physical and chemical properties different from those of the combining elements. (2) in petroleum processing, generally connotes fatty oils and similar materials foreign to petroleum added to lubricants to impart special properties.

CONTAMINANT CAPACITY

The weight of a specified artificial contaminant that must be added to the influent to produce a given differential pressure across a filter at specified conditions. Used as an indication of relative service life. Also known as Dirt capacity, Dust capacity

FILTER ELEMENT

The porous device that performs the actual process of filtration. Also known as Cartridge

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

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
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