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Deadweight

 

the gross weight of a ship’s cargo.

The deadweight, in causing a ship to settle to its summer load line in seawater, is an indicator of a freighter’s dimensions and its basic operational characteristic. Quantitatively, the deadweight is equal to the difference between the water displacement and the ship’s own weight, including its machinery and equipment ready for operation (along with pipelines filled with fuel, water in the boilers cooling the pipelines, etc.). The principal part of the deadweight of a freighter is the weight of the cargo; on a passenger ship the weight of the cargo (passengers and baggage) amounts to the lesser part of the deadweight, whereas its greater part is made up by the supplies expended by the ship (fuel and water).

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Chart recorders, deadweight testers and analog pressure gauges have been stock tools of the gas pipeline trade for decades.
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1 klbf) machine, the NIST deadweight machines are fully automated.
Therefore, these papers do not tell us whether the deadweight loss in a given period arises from a reallocation of labor from market to nonmarket production or from increasing leisure.
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Additionally, validation of this electrostatic force realization through comparison to deadweight forces will be advantageous, at least in the higher force range where the uncertainty that can be achieved mechanically is still competitive.
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For the forces applied by the NIST deadweight machines, this calculation yields