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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Tenders are invited for Make & supply of Steel keel Block for Steel Floating Dry Dock
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.
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
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 Manufacture of movable shape block mechanism and laying of movable keel block mechanism in submarine
Following ancient ship-building tradition, commemorative, good-luck coins representing the Phillies and the APSI workers were placed upon a keel block which supports the vessel during construction in the building dock before the first section of the ship was lowered into place.
Following maritime tradition, specially minted coins were placed under the keel block of the vessel as a symbol of good fortune at a Keel Laying Ceremony on the 31st March 2014 attended by then Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, MP.
Loper recalled that Levi was instrumental in the development of a modified keel block, which produced the "Levi bars.
During the ceremony, coins were placed under the keel block before it was lowered into the dry dock as a long held symbol of good fortune and safe travels.
One test bar from the keel block passed, but how sure are you that the other bars will pass when the customer pulls them?