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An affiliation of shipowners operating over the same route(s) who agree to charge uniform rates and other terms of carriage. A conference is 'closed' if one can enter only by the consent of existing members of the conference. It is 'open' if anyone can enter by meeting certain technical and financial standards.



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ION

A charge atom or radical which may be positive or negative.

STATIC ELECTRICITY

Static electricity is the electrical charge produced on dissimilar materials caused by relative motion between each when in contact.

ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATOR

A separator that removes contaminant from dielectric fluids by applying an electrical charge to the contaminant that is then attracted to a collection device of different electrical charge.

RATED POWER

The maximum continuous rated power output as specified on the nameplate and in the technical file of the engine.

RATED SPEED

The crankshaft revolutions per minute at which the rated power occurs as specified on the nameplate and in the technical file of the engine.

CAPACITOR

A device that can store an electric charge when voltage is applied.

CONDENSER

A device that can store an electric charge when voltage is applied.

REFRIGERANT CHARGE

Amount of refrigerant placed in a refrigerating unit.

DIRECT CURRENT

A source of power for an electrical circuit which does not reverse the polarity of its charge.

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

Independent and reputable organizations which verifies and inspects vessels for seaworthiness. As technical experts, they serve to provide the necessary basis for adjusting insurance rates for the vessel.

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