A pump which supplies seawater for flushing toilets.
Saturable absorption is a property of materials where the absorption of light decreases with increasing light intensity.
Saturated steam is steam that is in equilibrium with heated water at the same pressure, i.e., it has not been heated above the boiling point for its pressure.
The condition of air at any given temperature and water vapour pressure, when a reduction in temperature would cause condensation.
Saturation pressure is the pressure for a corresponding saturation temperature at which a liquid boils into its vapor phase.
The saturation temperature is the temperature for a corresponding saturation pressure at which a liquid boils into its vapor phase.
A type of vertical axis wind turbine that creates torque on a rotating shaft. Invented by the Finnish engineer Sigurd Johannes Savonius
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a control system architecture comprising computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces (GUI) for high-level process supervisory management, while also comprising other peripheral devices like programmable logic controllers (PLC) and discrete proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers to interface with process plant or machinery.
A numerical factor which relates the measured value to the actual value.
A hole cut into a stiffening member to allow continuous welding of a plate seam.
A marine term for the size and strength of structural elements: the dimensions of the ship frames, girders, stiffeners and plates.
Scattering is a term used in physics to describe a wide range of physical processes where moving particles or radiation of some form, such as light or sound, is forced to deviate from a straight trajectory by localized non-uniformities (including particles and radiation) in the medium through which they pass.
Scattering parameters or S-parameters describe the electrical behavior of linear electrical networks when undergoing various steady state stimuli by electrical signals.
The integrated part of the main engine supplied with scavenge air from one or more turbochargers.
The fire of flammable mixture (cylinder oil, unburned fuel and carbon) which can collect in the scavenge space of an engine.
Removal of exhaust gases by blowing fresh air in.
Cross-flow scavenging, loop scavenging, uniflow scavenging. The uniflow one is the most efficient scavenging system but requires an exhaust valve in the cylinder head.
The area where the event, e.g. an accident has happened.
Scepticism is generally a questioning attitude or doubt towards one or more putative instances of knowledge which are asserted to be mere belief or dogma.
see POWER-SAVING DEVICES