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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

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Fishery patrol vessel, also fishery inspection vessel

marine

A vessel that carries out control duties in the fishery zone outside coastal waters.

Fishery research vessel CELTIC EXPLORER

marine

The multi-purpose research vessel CELTIC EXPLORER was designed by SKIPSTEKNISK AS and delivered in December 2002 by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem for the Irish Marine Institute.

Fishery research vessel G.O. SARS

marine

The Norwegian highly-sophisticated research vessel, the G.O. SARS, was delivered on 25 April 2004 from the shipyard Flekkefjord Slipp AS to the Institute of Marine Research. The hull was built in Poland at NAUTA shipyard.

Fishing gear, fishing equipment

marine

Any physical device or item that may be placed on or in water with the purpose of capturing, or controlling for subsequent capture, living marine or freshwater organisms.

Fishing methods

marine

There are three main ways of catching fish: by towing trawls or dredges, by surrounding fish by nets, by static means.

Fishing vessels

marine

Vessels specially equipped for catching and storing fish, whales, seals, walrus or other living resources of the sea.

Fissile material

energy

Fissile material is material capable of sustaining a nuclear fission chain reaction.

Fission chain reaction

energy

Fission chain reactions occur because of interactions between neutrons and fissile isotopes.

Fission fragment reactor

energy

A fission fragment reactor is a nuclear reactor that generates electricity by decelerating an ion beam of fission byproducts instead of using nuclear reactions to generate heat

Fixed cost

energy

Fixed costs, also known as indirect costs or overhead costs, are business expenses that are not dependent on the level of goods or services produced by the business.

Fixed fire fighting systems, also fixed fire-extinguishing installations

marine

Carbon dioxide systems, foam systems, halon systems, inert gas systems, water-spraying systems.

Fixed foundation offshore wind turbines

energy

Fixed foundation offshore wind turbines have fixed foundations underwater, and are installed in relatively shallow waters of up to 50 to 60 metres (160 to 200 ft).

Fixed installation

marine

A bottom-founded offshore facility permanently secured to the sea floor. The term includes, but is not limited to, fixed platforms, guyed towers, jack-ups, etc.

Fixed plate heat exchangers

energy

Thin metal plates are stacked with a small spacing between plates.

Fixed platform

energy

A fixed platform is a type of offshore platform used for the extraction of petroleum or gas.

Fixed speed wind turbine

energy

A turbine designed to operate at near constant speed.

Fixed Water-Based Local Application Fire Fighting System (FWBLAFFS)

marine

A water-based fire-fighting system required by SOLAS 2000-Amendments Regulation 10.5.6 and MSC/ Cir. 913 in order to provide early suppression of a fire in machinery space Category “A”.

Fixed-chain drive

marine

A fixed chain along which a hydraulic motor and sprocket can crawl, driving the hatch cover along the coaming.

Fixed-tilt array

energy

A set (array) of solar power collectors that do not pivot to follow the track of the sun in the sky.

Flag of convenience

marine

The registration of ships in a country whose profit tax for trading ships is low or whose requirements concerning manning or maintenance are not stringent.

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