A person or firm who transacts all business in a port on behalf of shipowners or charterers. Also called shipping agent; agent.

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GROWLER

A piece of ice smaller than a BERGY BIT or FLOEBERG, often transparent but appearing green or almost black in color. It extends less than 1 meter above the sea surface and its length is less than 20 feet (6 meters). A growler is large enough to be a hazard to shipping but small enough that it may escape visual or radar detection.

FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl that contains one or more ports.

FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl which contains one or more ports.

SURFACTANTS

A wetting agent used to prevent fouling, mainly in water cooling systems.

SURFACTANT

Surface-active agent that reduces interfacial tension of a liquid. A surfactant used in a petroleum oil may increase the oil's affinity for metals and other materials.

CALCIUM SULFATE

Chemical compound (CaSO4) which is used at a drying agent or desiccant in liquid line dryers.

IALA MARITIME BUOYAGE SYSTEM

A buoyage which is now implemented by most maritime nations. Within the single system there are two buoyage regions, designated as Region A and Region B, where lateral marks differ only in the colors of port and starboard hand marks. In Region A, red is to port on entering; in Region B, red is to starboard on entering. The system is a combined cardinal and lateral system, and applies to all fixed and floating marks, other than lighthouses, sector lights, leading lights and marks, lightships and large navigational buoys.

DEQ

Delivered ex quay (duty paid) (named port of destination);

EDTA

A chelating agent used with boiler water treatment. Often referred as the replacement for the phosphate-hydroxide treatment method.

APORT

Over to the port side.

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