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Calling port, the port of call

marine

Port where a ship moors (or anchors) and crew are allowed to leave the ship to visit the port. Crew baggage and ship stores will not normally be loaded or off-loaded at calling ports.

Calorie

energy

The calorie is a unit of energy defined as the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a quantity of water by one degree.

Calorific value

energy

The calorific value is the total energy released as heat when a substance undergoes complete combustion with oxygen under standard conditions.

Calorimeter

energy

A calorimeter is an object used for the process of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes as well as heat capacity.

Cam

marine

A shaped projection on a rotating shaft which imparts a motion, usually linear, to a follower.

Camber

marine

The curvature of the deck in a transverse direction. Camber is measured between the deck height at the centre and the deck height at the side.

Camel

marine

A fender used to keep a vessel away from a pier or quay to prevent pier or hull damage; usually a floating body with massive padding of rope, tires, etc.

Campbell–Stokes recorder

energy

A recording device that records the amount of sunshine at a given location or region at any time.

Camshaft

marine

A shaft fitted with one or more cams and driven by a mechanism from the crankshaft.

Camshaft lubricating oil system

marine

This system lubricates the camshaft bearings, the roller guides and supplies oil to the hydraulic exhaust valve gear.

Candela

energy

The candela is the base unit of luminous intensity in the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit symbol is cd.

CANDU reactor

energy

The CANDU (Canada Deuterium Uranium) is a Canadian pressurized heavy-water reactor design used to generate electric power.

Cant

marine

A log which is “slub-cut”, i.e. ripped lengthwise so that the resulting thick pieces have two opposite, parallel flat sides and in some cases a third side, which is sawn flat.

CAP propulsion system

marine

The CAP propulsion system is a new propulsion and manoeuvering system developed by Motala Verkstad. It consists of two independently moving hub units with the outer one fitted with a propeller.

Cap rock

energy

A harder or more resistant rock type overlying a weaker or less resistant rock type.

Capacitance

energy

Capacitance is the ratio of the amount of electric charge stored on a conductor to a difference in electric potential.

Capacity credit

energy

The amount of output from a power source that may be statistically relied upon, practically the minimum power within a longer period, usually expressed as a percentage of the nominal power.

Capacity factor or load factor

energy

The average expected output of a generator.

Capacity of vessel

marine

Capacity of vessel can be measured in many ways depending upon the type of vessel. Capacity of traditional general cargo vessel is defined as bale capacity or grain capacity.

Capacity Plan

marine

A plan of the spaces available for cargo, fuel, fresh water, water ballast, etc, and containing cubic or weight capacity lists for such spaces and a scale showing deadweight capacities at varying draughts and displacements.

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