A rail terminal at which occur traditional railroad activities for sorting and redistribution of railcars and cargo.

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FILTER LIFE TEST

A type of filter capacity test in which a clogging contaminant is added to the influent of a filter, under specified test conditions, to produce a given rise in pressure drop across the filter or until a specified reduction of flow is reached. Filter life may be expressed as test time required to reach terminal conditions at a specified contaminant addition rate.

TRANSISTOR

An active semiconductor device capable of providing power amplification and having three or more terminals.

IRMINGER CURRENT

A North Atlantic Ocean current, one of the terminal branches of the Gulf Stream System (part of the northern branch of the North Atlantic Current); it flows toward the west off the south- west coast of Iceland. A small portion of the water of the Irminger Current bends around the west coast of Iceland but the greater amount turns south and becomes more or less mixed with the water of the East Greenland Current.

TERMINAL OPERATOR

The company that operates cargo handling activities on a wharf . A terminal operator oversees unloading cargo from ship to dock, checkin

ON-TERMINAL RAIL

Rail service and trackage provided by a railroad within a designated terminal area.

TERMINAL

The place where cargo is handled is called a terminal (or a wharf)

CONTAINER TERMINAL

A specialized facility where ocean container vessels dock to discharge and load containers, equipped with cranes with a safe lifting capacity of 35-40 tons, with booms having an outreach of up to 120 feet in order to reach the outside cells of vessels. Most such cranes operate on rail tracks and have articulating rail trucks on each of their four legs, enabling them to traverse along the terminal and work various bays on the vessel and for more than one crane to work a single vessel simultaneously. Most terminals have direct rail access and container storage areas, and are served by highway carriers.

STRADDLE CARRIER

A container terminal equipment, which is motorized and runs on rubber tires. It can straddle a single row of containers and is primarily used to move containers around the terminal, but also to transport containers t

ELECTRODE

A terminal at which electricity passes from one medium into another. The positive electrode is called the anode; the negative electrode is called the cathode.

GEODESIC LINE

A line of shortest distance between any two points on any mathematically defined surface. A geodesic line is a line of double curvature and usually lies between the two normal section lines which the two points determine. If the two terminal points are in nearly the same latitude, the geodesic line may cross one of the normal section lines It should be noted that, except along the equator and along the meridians, the geodesic line is not a plane curve and cannot be sighted over directly. Also called GEODESIC, GEODETIC LINE.

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