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floating roof

[¦flōd·iŋ ′rüf]
(engineering)
A type of tank roof (steel, plastic, sheet, or microballoons) which floats upon the surface of the stored liquid; used to decrease the vapor space and reduce the potential for evaporation.
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Use internal floating roof tanks with external roofs for storage.
A Yaris Edition with free finance costs from just PS159 a month and is equipped with 15-inch Podiummachined alloy wheels, floating roof decals, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps and a six-speaker CD/radio.
These emissions come from the (usually slotted) pipe as well as from the well, penetrating the floating roof.
Adams and his team have drawn an interesting looking small car - it's based on a shortened version of the Corsa chassis - that has what Adams calls a floating roof.
The floating roof consisted of 38 hollow pontoons that provide buoyancy to allow the roof to float on the surface of the oil as the tank is emptied or filled.
The floating roof is clearly reprised from the Lucerne Cultural Centre (AR October 1998), but whereas Lucerne is an object building on a lakeside plot, Reina Sofia has to contend with a less forgiving urban condition and in the context of its impassive neighbours and tight site, ends up looking hectically gestural.
The company will also provide its new RGA[R], Retractable Grounding Assembly, for oil storage floating roof tanks, which dramatically reduces the "bond charge" the cause of many oil storage tank fires.
Tenders are invited for Rmrm170107 supply,installation and testing and commissioning assistance of watertight self supporting geodesic aluminium dome type fixed roof over existing internal floating roof to mathura refinery
It features new sweptback headlamps, a floating roof, new stubby tail lights with their own LED signature, a carved out boot-lid with an integrated spoiler and new diamond cut alloy wheels.
A Yaris Edition with free finance costs from just PS159 a month and is equipped with 15-inch Podium-machined alloy wheels, floating roof decals, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps and a six-speaker CD/radio.
A Yaris Edition with free finance costs from just pounds 159 a month and is equipped with 15-inch Podium-machined alloy wheels, floating roof decals, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps and a six-speaker CD/radio.
Adams and his team have drawn an interesting-looking small car - it's based on a shortened version of the Corsa chassis - that has what he calls a floating roof.