The area at which barges, towboats and tugs are berthed until needed. The operation of building or dismantling barge tows.

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CUTTING FLUID

Any fluid applied to a cutting tool to assist in the cutting operation by cooling, lubricating or other means.

ASME SECTION VII SUBSECTION C6

Operation of boiler auxiliaries.

GYROCOMPASS

A compass having one or more gyroscopes as the directive element, and which is northseeking. Its operation depends upon four natural phenomena, namely gyroscopic inertia, gyroscopic precession, the earth's rotation, and gravity. When such a compass controls remote indicators, called GYRO REPEATERS, it is called a master gyrocompass.

ASME SECTION VI

Recommended rules for the care and operation of heating boilers.

INTERFACIAL TENSION (IFT)

The energy per unit area present at the boundary of two immiscible liquids. It is usually expressed in dynes/cm (ASTM Designation D 971.)

AUXILIARY CONTACTS

A set of contacts that perform a secondary function, usually in relation to the operation of a set of primary contacts.

CYCLE

A single complete operation consisting of progressive phases starting and ending at the neutral position.

HYPSOMETER

An instrument for measuring height by determining the boiling temperature of a liquid. Its operation depends on the principle that boiling temperature is dependent on pressure, which normally varies with height.

HIGH

An area of high pressure. Since a high is, on a synoptic chart, always associated with anticyclonic circulation, the term is used interchangeably with ANTICYCLONE

HORN ANTENNA

An antenna consisting of a waveguide the cross-sectional area of which increases toward the open end. Often shortened to HORN.

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