Atmospheric Tank. Storage tank which operates at or near
atmospheric pressure (14.7 psi (101 kPa) at sea level).
Auto-ignition Temperature. The temperature at which a
substance will ignite without the further addition of energy
from an outside source.
Ballast Water. Water carried in ship's fuel tanks or cargo
tanks to improve the vessel's stability when empty of
equivalent of 42 U.S. gallons (0.16 m3).
Piping flange with no passage through the
Block Valve. Valve which provides absolute closure such as a
ball valve or plug valve. (Also, refer to Electric Block
BOCA. Building Officials and Code Administrators
Boiler Fuel Oil. Fuel oil that is burned in furnaces to
create steam or hot water, also called burner fuel oil.
a liquid is equal to the pressure of the vapor above the
liquid, usually atmospheric pressure. The temperature
increases as the atmospheric pressure increases.
Bollard. A heavy solid post used to protect equipment from an
impact. Also used on docks and ships for mooring.
Bond. Electrical connection between two objects which
equalizes their potential.
Boom. Flexible floating barrier consisting of linked segments
designed to contain free oil on the surface of a body of
Booster Pump. Pump installed along the run of a long pipeline
for the purpose of increasing pressure.