An equipment similar to a forklift that lifts from above rather than below. Used to handle containers in the storage yard to and from storage stacks, trucks and railcars.

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SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

RUNNING TIME

Amount of time an unit, equipment or system is run per hour or per 24 hours.

INERTIAL ALIGNMENT

The process of orienting the measuring axes of the inertial components of inertial navigation equipment with respect to the coordinate system in which the equipment is to be used. inertia

HVAC EQUIPMENT

Apparatus or equipment used in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.

BOOM

A mast or yard, lying on board in reserve.

A & A'S

Alterations and additions to the structure, rigging and equipment of a warship.

INTERFERENCE

1. Unwanted and confusing signals or patterns produced by nearby electrical equipment or machinery, or by atmospheric phenomena. 2. The variation of wave amplitude with distance or time, caused by superposition of two or more waves. Sometimes called WAVE INTERFERENCE.

LUGSAIL

A four-sided sail bent to an obliquely hanging yard

LATEEN SAIL

The fore-and-aft triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle to the mast.

BUNTLINE

A rope attached to middle of square sail to haul it up to the yard

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