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1) Rope or wire rigged to a spinnaker pole to control its fore and aft position. 2) Tackles to trim square sail yards of sailing ships.

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BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

ADJUSTABLE DIFFERENTIAL

A means of changing the difference between the control cut-in and cut-out points.

ACTION

Refers to the action of a controller. It defines what is done to regulate the final control element to effect control.

SHED MODE

A method of demand control that reduces kW demand through shedding and restoring loads.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

BELAY

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

CATALYST

A substance which speeds a chemical action without undergoing a chemical change itself during the process. Now used in catalytic converters to control amount of unburned hydrocarbons and CO in automobile exhaust.

AUTOMATIC FROST CONTROL

Control which automatically cycles refrigerating system to remove frost formation on evaporator.

CATALYTIC CONVERTER

An integral part of vehicle emission control systems since 1975. Oxidizing converters remove hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide (CO) from exhaust gases, while reducing converters control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Both use noble metal (platinum, palladium or rhodium) catalysts that can be 'poisoned' by lead compounds in the fuel or lubricant.
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