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A manually opened, electronically latched, electrically operated safety shut-off valve designed to automatically shut off fuel when de-energized.

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ABMA

American Boiler Manufacturers Association.

ANTISTATIC ADDITIVE

An additive that increases the conductivity of a hydrocarbon fuel to hasten the dissipation of electrostatic charges during high-speed dispensing, thereby reducing the fire/ explosion hazard.

RETURN-STEAM CONDENSATE

That steam produced by a boiler which returns to the boiler after it has condensed.

ASME SECTION VII SUBSECTION C6

Operation of boiler auxiliaries.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

GASOHOL

A blend of 10% anhydrous ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and 90% gasoline, by volume. Used as a motor fuel.

BYPASS VALVE

A valve mechanism that assures system fluid flow when a preselected differential pressure across is exceeded; the valve allows all or part of the flow to bypass the filter element.

BLOW-BY

Passage of unburned fuel and combustion gases past the piston rings of internal combustion engines, resulting in fuel dilution and contamination of the crankcase oil.

ASME SECTION VII SUBSECTION C4

Prevention of direct causes of boiler failure.
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