Long, high swells which have increased in height, almost to the breaking point, as they pass over shoals or run in shoaling water.



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FIRST-ORDER LEVELING

Spirit leveling of high precision and accuracy in which lines are run first forward to the objective point and then backward to the starting point.

INTRINSIC ELECTRIC STRENGTH

The extremely high dielectric strength displayed by a substance at low temperatures.

HTS

High Tensile Steel

REACTIVE MAINTENANCE

A RCM maintenance strategy in which equipment is run until failure before corrective action is taken. This is useful for items which are low-cost and have no impact on operational, environmental or safety concerns as a result of failure.

GANTT TASK AND BONUS PLAN

A wage incentive plan in which high task efficiency is maintained by providing a percentage bonus as a reward for production in excess of standard.

TRAFFIC SEPARATION ZONE

A routeing measure to separate the flow of vessels in areas of high traffic density, usually the approaches to busy harbours. Vessels should enter and exit the zones at their termination points.

BACK-RUN PROCESS

A process for manufacturing water gas in which part of the run is made down, by passing steam through the superheater, thence up through the carburetor, down through the generator, and direct to the scrubbers.

FUEL INJECTOR PUMP

A plunger type pump designed to inject fuel at high pressure into the cylinder of diesel engines.

DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER

  1. A steel chamber fitted with auxiliary equipment to raise its air pressure to a value two to six times atmospheric pressure; used to relieve a diver who has decompressed too quickly in ascending. 2. Such a chamber in which conditions of high atmospheric pressure can be simulated for experimental purposes.

BEAT TONE

Musical tone due to beats, produced by the heterodyning of two high frequency wave trains.

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