A ramp sloping into water for supporting a ship

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RAMP RATE

Ramp rate is used in bringing a turbine up to operating temperature and is the degrees Celsius rise per hour that metal surfaces are exposed to when bringing a machine to rated conditions. Manufacturers specify ramp rates or their machines in order to avoid thermal stresses. Thermocouples are used in measuring metal temperatures.

BROW

A small inclined ramp to allow passage of trucks over a hatch coaming or bulkhead door sills etc

RO/RO SHIP

Cargo or ferry ship on which trucks and other vehicles can be driven on and off on ramps through large openings at the bow, stern or side

RAMP

On the sea floor, a gentle slope connecting areas of different elevations.

RAMPTORAMP

A movement of equipment from an origin rail ramp to a destination rail ramp only.

RAMPTODOOR

A movement where the load initiates at an origin rail ramp and terminates at a consignee's door.

GAGE VALVE

A valve attached to a water column or drum for checking water level.

WATER COLUMN

A vertical tubular member connected at its top and bottom to the steam and water space respectively to a boiler, to which the water gage, gage valves, high and low water alarms and fuel cutoff may be connected.

TRY VALVES

Test valves on a water column used to verify the water level when the gauge glass is out of service.

TRY VALVE

One of three valves mounted on a boiler or water column within the visible range of the gauge glass and used to check the water level.

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