keel block

keel block

[′kēl ‚bläk]
(civil engineering)
A docking block used to support a ship's keel.
(metallurgy)
A simple shape from which a test casting is made in the form of a large head, which is removed and discarded, with a keel on the bottom.
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In the West, this is demonstrated by placing a coin on the keel block, but in Vietnam it is achieved through generous offerings and blessings from monks.
Then there was the Coin Ceremony for MSC Grandiosa, when coins are traditionally placed under a keel block to bless the ship and as symbol of good fortune.
Representatives from APSI and Crowley were in attendance to place the coins and sign the keel block, said a statement from APSI.
A To provide certification that the cast iron metal and pouring process have produced castings that meet customer requirements, it is common for metalcasters to pour keel block or "Y" block molds at prescribed intervals of the casting production cycle from which test bars can be excised.
The ship marked its first milestone, the laying of the first keel block, in August 2017.
Tenders are invited for Make & supply of Steel keel Block for Steel Floating Dry Dock
Process: Various section sizes of cast-to-shape tensile specimen patterns were poured in keel block molds made of green sand and in Y-block molds made of chemically bonded sand.
Tenders are invited for Make And Supply Of Steel Keel Block For Steel Floating Dry Dock
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Keel Block For Submarine
Tenders are invited for Manufacture of movable shape block mechanism and laying of movable keel block mechanism in submarine
Lyle Jenkins, DIS technical director, added, "Levi had an instrumental influence on ductile iron production via cupola melting." Loper recalled that Levi was instrumental in the development of a modified keel block, which produced the "Levi bars."
One test bar from the keel block passed, but how sure are you that the other bars will pass when the customer pulls them?