1. A vertical division of a vessel from stem to stern, used as a part of the indication of a stowage place for containers. The numbers run from stem to stern...
see Code of safe practice for solid bulk cargo (BC Code).
Billion cubic feet, a unit measurement for large volumes of gas. 1 Bcf is approximately 28.32 million m3.
A conspicuous mark used as a guide to mariners, either a landmark, erected on an eminence near the shore, or a mark moored or driven into the bottom in shallow water.
1. A prismatic section with one dimension significantly larger than the others, that is subjected to bending loads.
A beam engine is a type of steam engine where a pivoted overhead beam is used to apply the force from a vertical piston to a vertical connecting rod.
A common item in any mechanical system where two parts move relative to one another. A bearing enables the transfer of forces with a minimum of frictional losses.
Support pads installed on the hatch coaming in order to transfer the weight of the cover, and any cargo it may be carrying, to the ship hull while allowing for relative movement between the cover and the hatch coaming.
A scale of wind forces, described by name and range of velocity, and classified from force 0 to 12.
The becquerel is the SI derived unit of radioactivity. One becquerel is defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second.
A structure which forms the base of an engine upon which the bearings and frame are mounted.
An expression which actually means “before starting discharging of cargo”.
A bell used aboard ship as a means of announcing time at regular intervals, as a signal when the ship is anchored in a fog, or as an alarm in emergencies.
A hydraulically-operated mechanism which folds the second pair of covers in a four-panel folding hatch cover.
In gauges intended to sense small pressures or pressure differences, or require that an absolute pressure be measured, the gear train and needle may be driven by an enclosed and sealed bellows chamber, called an aneroid, which means "without liquid".
Bellows-type expansion piece which is fitted into a pipeline to allow expansion and contraction resulting from temperature changes.
The discharge system used on self-unloading bulk carriers.
Bulk carrier equipped with a belt unloading system.
Benchmarking is the practice of comparing business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies.
A fitting either molded separately or formed from pipe for the purpose of accommodating a directional change.