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A device that protects a turbine from reaching a speed higher than it is intended for by shutting off the steam (steam turbine) or fuel (gas turbine) supply.

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RESTRICTOR

A device for producing a deliberate pressure drop or resistance in a line by reducing the cross-sectional flow area.

SAFETY CONTROL

Device to stop unit, equipment or system if unsafe pressure and/or temperatures and/or dangerous conditions are reached.

AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

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.

FILTER ELEMENT

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

COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

CLOUD POINT

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

COLD CRANKING SIMULATOR

An intermediate shear rate viscometer that predicts the ability of an oil to permit a satisfactory cranking speed to be developed in a cold engine. (CCS)

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

REFRIGERATOR

A device to transfer heat from a low temperature to a high temperature medium.
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