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Synonyms for ballast

Synonyms for ballast

any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

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coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

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an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals

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a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps

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make steady with a ballast

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The ballast-free concept means that the vessel will not need to install a ballast water treatment system and it also removes the need to comply with the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for ballast tanks and related regulation, enabling maintenance costs savings.
Ballast-Check[TM]2 is a small, lightweight, highly durable handheld fluorometer ideal for quick indicative compliance checks of ballast water.
The MCTC is currently examining whether increasingly aggressive ballast water treatment systems using active substances that are anticipated to be installed as a result of this convention could potentially impact ballast talk linings currently subject to approval under the IMO's Performance Standard for Protective Coatings requirements.
Ballast Point, founded in 1996, is projecting sales of nearly 4 million cases in calendar 2015, representing growth of more than 100 percent versus calendar 2014.
The convention requires all new ships to implement an approved ballast water and sediments management plan.
A railroad track bed consists of a ballast layer of crushed rock set on the road base supporting rails and ties.
Ballast Nedam's operations include its offshore assets, EPCI services employees, the Heavy Lift Vessel Svanen and the Westermeerwind project.
SKY-System disinfects marine organisms carried in ballast water so that local ecosystems are not affected by foreign organisms.
As the LTR 1220 acts as a 'mobile counterweight', derrick ballast can be reduced to just a few plates - or, in some cases, completely removed - during the actual hoist.
In the newly developed ballast water management system, called "ATPS-BLUE sys", an electrolysis unit is placed in the main ballast water pipe.
They called for active participation in the upcoming international Ballast Water Management Conference to be held in Muscat next February.
The key participants in the Asian ballast water treatment systems market include Techcross Inc.
The ballast is a direct replacement for the present 'standard ballast' and adjusts power consumption for each lighting fixture.
The labor and disposal costs for each ballast add up to $15.
Organisms, including Vibrio cholerae, can be transferred between harbors in the ballast water of ships.