A designated area for discharging solid ballast before entering harbor

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AGGLOMERATE

The clustering together of a few or many particles into a larger solid mass.

ADHESION

The property of a lubricant that causes it to cling or adhere to a solid surface.

ADSORPTION

Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.

CAPILLARITY

A property of a solid-liquid system manifested by the tendency of the liquid in contact with the solid to rise above or fall below the level of the surrounding liquid; this phenomenon is seen in a small bore (capillary) tube.

AMERICAN WIRE GAUGE

A system used in the United States for measuring the size of solid wires. (AWG).

INFLUENT

The fluid entering a component.

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.)

CHIP CONTROL FILTER

A filter intended to prevent only large particles from entering a component immediately downstream. Also known as Grit control filter, Last-chance filter

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

NONCONTACT BEARING

A bearing in which no solid contact occurs between relatively moving surfaces.

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