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Stockbridge dampers

energy

A mechanical device attached to transmission lines that aid in the reduction of vibrations.

Stockholm Agreement

marine

The western European agreement for the ro-ro ferry safety reached in Stockholm in 1996 and is valid for ro-ro passenger ferries, irrespective of flag, trading regularly between two signatories, ports.

Stone damper

marine

Stone-dumping vessels move large quantities of stone. A side stonedamper has a deck that is suitable for loading heavy consignments.

Stool

marine

1. A structure supporting cargo hold and tank bulkheads. 2. A support for a main bearing in the shaft alley, a foundation.

Stop valves

marine

Valves to isolate machinery, equipment, and piping components for system operation, maintenance and overhaul, and damage control.

Stopper

marine

A device for securing a mooring line temporarily at the ship whilst the free end is fastened to a ship bitt.

Storage and offloading buoy

marine

A bottle-shaped tank with a buoyancy collar fitted around the neck. The lower part of the buoy provides a free-flooding space for the storage of oil to be discharged from a floating production unit.

Storage heater

energy

A storage heater or heat bank is a domestic electrical heater which stores thermal energy during the evening, or at night when electricity is available at lower cost, and releases the heat during the day as required.

Storage tank

energy

Storage tanks are containers that hold liquids, compressed gases or mediums used for the short- or long-term storage of heat or cold.

Sto-Ro paper carrier BALTICBORG

marine

The ice strengthened Sto-Ro vessel BALTICBORG was completed by Volharding Shipyards in 2004, using a hull from Daewoo Mangalia in Romania.

Stowage

marine

The placing of goods in a ship to ensure the safety and stability of the ship.

Stowage factor

marine

It is expression which indicates the cubic capacity that 1 ton of cargo will require. The stowage factor takes account of the design and shape of the cargo package and the need to employ dunnage or other special stowage provision.

Stowage hooks

marine

Hooks which hold a folded hatch cover.

Stowage rails

marine

Athwartships rails upon which side-rolling covers run and are supported in the open position.

Stowaway

marine

Someone who hides on a ship to avoid paying a ticket or to travel secretly.

Straddle carriers

marine

Large vehicles that carry their load underneath the bridging between their wheels.

Straight engine

energy

The straight or inline engine is an internal combustion engine with all cylinders aligned in one row and having no offset.

Strain

energy

Strain is a measure of deformation representing the displacement between particles in the body relative to a reference length.

Strain/Suspension insulator

energy

An insulator designed to withstand the strain imparted by suspended power lines.

Strainer

marine

A coarse filter to remove large contaminating particles. Sea inlets are to be fitted with strainers.

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