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DFT

Dry Film Thickness

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ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY

Amount of moisture in the air, indicated in kg/kg of dry air.

GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

A method of analysis whereby the dry weight of contaminant per unit volume of fluid can be measured showing the degree of contamination in terms of milligrams of contaminant per liter of fluid.

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HAZE

Fine dust or salt particles in the air, too small to be individually apparent but in sufficient number to reduce horizontal visibility and give the atmosphere a characteristic hazy appearance which casts a bluish or yellowish veil over the landscape, subduing its colors. This is sometimes called a dry haze to distinguish it from damp haze, small water droplets or very hygroscopic particles in the air, smaller and more scattered than light fog.

SLING PSYCHROMETER

Measuring device with wet and dry bulb thermometers. Moved rapidly through air it measures humidity.

FREEZER BURN

Condition applied to food which has not been properly wrapped and that has become hard, dry and discolored.

HARDTACK

A hard and long-lasting dry biscuit, used as food on long journeys. Also called ship's biscuit.

COMBINED SHIP

A ship which can carry both liquid and dry bulk cargoes.

DRYDOCK

A narrow basin or vessel used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.

STORESHIP

A type of naval ship which provides supplies such as frozen, chilled and dry provisions and propulsion and aviation fuel to warships which are at sea for an extended period of time. In some navies, synonymous with replenishment oiler, fleet replenisher, or fleet tanker.
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