Downstream – business process, most commonly in petroleum industry, associated with post-production activities
Explosion Proof Equipment – Electrical apparatus (such as compressors, motors, and switches) designed to contain explosions or flames produced within them (due to arcs, sparks, or flashes) without igniting the surrounding (external) flammable gases or vapours.
EOT – Electric Overhead Travelling
EX – Explosion Proof
Effective ignition source – an event which, in combination with sufficient oxygen and fuel in gas, mist, vapor or dust form, can cause an explosion.
ECH – Empty Container Handler
Ferrous – Of or containing Iron
FLT – Fork List Truck
Gantry Crane – a crane having a hoist fitted in a trolley for parallel movement
GGC – Goliath Gantry Crane
GBS – Gravity Based Structure
GOST – Refers to a set of technical standards maintained by the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC). Russian Language “gosudarstvennyy standart” meaning state standard
Hoist (Adj) – The motion of lifting or lowering of a load in a vertical direction.
HSE – Health and Safety Executive
HOT – Hydraulic Overhead Travelling
Hoist (Noun) – A machine for lifting loads
Hazardous Location – a place where concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, or dusts occur
ISO – International Standards Organization
IECEx – International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres
Jib Crane – a type of crane where a horizontal member (jib or boom), supporting a moveable hoist, is fixed to a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar
JBC – J.Barnsley Cranes LTD
Kg – an abbreviation for a kilogram, the SI base unit of mass
Long Travel – Motion of the whole crane along the track
LNG – Liquified Natural Gas
Manual (Adj) – Of or done with the hands
Manual (Noun) – A book of instructions
Midstream – business category involving the processing and transportation sectors of petroleum industry
N.E.C. – National Electrical Code
NZS – New Zealand Standards
OT – Overhead Travelling
PLC – Programmable Logic Control
RMG – Rail Mounted Gantry Crane
RAL – RAL Standards Colour Matching System
Span – The horizontal distance between the centres of the tracks that support the crane.
Spark Proof (Engineering) – Treated with a material to prevent ignition or damage by sparks. Generating no sparks.
SR – Spark Resistant
SP – Spark-Proof
SI – International System of Units
Tirfor – Wire Rope Winch
TR – Top Running
US – Underslung
Upstream – business category of the petroleum industry involving exploration and production
Wheel Base (Crane) – The distance between the centres of the wheels running on the same track. On end carriages with more than two wheels the wheel base is taken as the distance between the centres of the outside wheels.
Wheel Base (Crab) – The distance between the centres of the wheels on the same track.
Zone 1 – An area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is likely to occur in normal operation.
Zone 2 – An area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is not likely to occur in normal operation and, if it occurs, will only exist for a short time
Zone 0 – An area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is present continuously or for long periods of time
Zone 21 – Area in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is likely to occur, occasionally, in normal operation
Zone 22 – An area in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only
Zone 20 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is present continuously, or for long periods or frequently.