Fender. Part of a pier structure designed to absorb the
impact of a moving vessel.
a matrix of resin such as epoxy.
Filter. A porous substance through which a liquid is passed
to remove unwanted particles of solid matter.
Filter/separator. A filter or combination of filters designed
to remove particulate matter and also coalesce entrained
Flammable Liquid. Any liquid having a flash point below 100
degrees F (38 degrees C) and a vapor pressure not exceeding 40
psia (275 kPa) at 100 degrees F (38 degrees C).
Flash Point. The temperature at which a combustible or
flammable liquid produces enough vapor to support combustion.
Floating Roof Tank. Petroleum storage tank with a roof that
floats on the liquid surface and rises and falls with the
Flocculation. A treatment process in which waste waters are
clarified by the addition of chemical coagulants to produce
finely divided precipitates which will agglomerate into larger
Undissolved water content in fuel.
Freeze Point. The temperature at which wax crystals form in
distillate fuels and aviation turbine fuels.
See Boiler Fuel Oil.
Fuel Quality Monitor. A special type of filter designed to
interrupt the flow of fuel when dirt or water content becomes