LOF

Lloyds open form

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SEQUESTER

To form a stable, water-soluble complex.

BALL BEARING

An anti-friction rolling type bearing containing rolling elements in the form of balls.

CAM

Eccentric shaft used in most internal combustion engines to open and close valves.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

BLACK OIL

A lubricant containing asphaltic materials, which impart extra adhesiveness, that are used for open gears and steel cables.

CRACKING

The process whereby large molecules are broken down by the application of heat and pressure to form smaller molecules.

DEMULSIBILITY

The ability of a fluid that is insoluble in water to separate from water with which it may be mixed in the form of an emulsion.

HALF-TIDE BASIN

A lock of very large size and usually of irregular shape, the gates of which are kept open for several hours after high tide so that vessels may enter as long as there is sufficient depth over the sill. Vessels remain in the half-tide basin until the ensuing flood tide before they may pass through the gate to the inner harbor. If entry to the inner harbor is required before this time, water must be admitted to the half-tide basin from some external source.

FIRE POINT

The temperature to which a combustible liquid must be heated so that the released vapor will burn continuously when ignited under specified conditions (Clevelend Open Cup).

CARBON

A non-metallic element - No. 6 in the periodic table. Diamonds and graphite are pure forms of carbon. Carbon is a constituent of all organic compounds. It also occurs in combined form in many inorganic substances; i.e., carbon dioxide, limestone, etc.

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