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  • Flammability limits

    The conditions defining the state of fuel-oxidant mixture at which application of an adequately strong external...

  • Flammable fluid

    Any fluid, regardless of its flash point, capable of feeding a fire. Aviation fuel, diesel fuel, hydraulic oil...

  • Flammable range

    A mixture of hydrocarbon gas and air cannot ignite unless its composition lies within a range of gas in air concentration...

  • Flammable, also combustible

    Capable of being ignited and burnt.

  • Flange

    1. The part of a plate or shape bent at right angles to the main part. 2. A circular metal plate with holes formed...

  • Flare

    1. An outward curvature of the side shell at the forward end (bow flare) above the waterline. 2. A night distress...

  • Flashpoint

    The lowest temperature at which a liquid gives off sufficient vapour to form a mixture with the air near its surface...

  • Flat

    A minor section of internal deck often without sheer or camber, also known as a platform.

  • Flat welding position

    The welding position used to weld from the upper side of the joint at a point where the weld axis is approximately...

  • Fleet angle

    The angle between the mooring line and a plane perpendicular to the axis of the winch drum.

  • Flettner rotor

    Unconventional ship propulsor based on the Magnus effect. Flettner rotor is a vertical cylinder rotated around...

  • Flexible coupling

    To reduce vibration in a geared drive, the flexible coupling needs to be fitted between the engine and gearbox...

  • Flexible pipelaying vessel SEVEN SEAS

    SEVEN SEAS has been designed by Merwede Shipyard in close co-operation with Subsea 7 and the Huisman-Itrec. The...

  • Floatability

    The ability of the vessel to support any weight by means of the hydrostatic pressure acting on the underwater surfaces...

  • Float–free launching

    A method of launching a survival craft whereby the craft is automatically released from a sinking ship and is ready...

  • Floating booms

    Equipment employed in spill recovery. Floating booms are used not only for containment of oil but also for deflecting...

  • Floating Installation

    An offshore facility designed to provide hydrocarbon processing and/or hydrocarbon storage and offloading hydrocarbons.

  • Floating Installation Vessel

    A floating structure and the machinery, equipment, and systems necessary for safety, propulsion (if fitted), and...

  • Floating oil storage

    Oil stored on floating vessels. It has been the practice for oil to be stored in large laid-up oil tankers in order...

  • Floating production system (FPS)

    Semi-submersible or ship-based system used to exploit the oil fields. The system has three main components: the...

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