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An extinguisher where the extinguishing agent is a dry powder and the propelling gas is either in the container in the upper chamber or on the side with a separate pressurized cartridge or canister.

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FLUID

A substance readily assuming the shape of the container in which it is placed; e.g. oil, gas, water or mixtures of these. A general classification including liquids and gases.

DRUM

A container with a capacity of 55 U.S. gallons.

POUR POINT

Lowest temperature at which an oil or distillate fuel is observed to flow, when cooled under conditions prescribed by test method ASTM D 97. The pour point is 3°C (5°F) above the temperature at which the oil in a test vessel shows no movement when the container is held horizontally for five seconds.

BELLOWS

Corrugated cylindrical container which moves as pressures change, or provides a seal during movement of parts.

CLOF

Container Liner Operators Forum

GASH FANNY

A refuse container or dustbin.

BOXTIME

Standard BIMVO time charter for container ships.

GASH

Any refuse or rubbish which is discarded into a refuse container or dustbin which is known as 'gash fanny' (South African Navy).

NVOCC

Non Vessel Operating (Common) Container Carrie

COSMOS

A Belgian electronic computer logistic system used at the SA container terminals.
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