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The process of reducing the amount of permanent magnetism in a vessel by placing a single coil horizontally around the vessel and moving it, while energized, up and down along the sides of the vessel. If the coil remains stationary, the process is called FLASHING.

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AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

FILTER ELEMENT

The porous device that performs the actual process of filtration. Also known as Cartridge

HYDROFINISHING

A process for treating raw extracted base stocks with hydrogen to saturate them for improved stability.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

OILING SPLASH SYSTEM

Method of lubricating moving parts by agitating or splashing oil in the crankcase.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel
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