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Old 07 February 2008, 09:01   #1
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Can anyone tell me what Chart Symbol "Diffuser" means?, chart 5011 doesnt give a very good explanation!

Anyone got any other intersesting ones you cant find?

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Can anyone tell me what Chart Symbol "Diffuser" means?, chart 5011 doesnt give a very good explanation!

Anyone got any other intersesting ones you cant find?

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Jono - I think this is essentially a sewage (or other waste) outfall - but rather than simply being a pipe with an open end - it discharges across a wider area.
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Exactly.

Can be any outfall, e.g. sewer, power station, etc when something is attached on the end of the pipe to increase the area of discharge, the significance on a chart being that the diffuser may well be a lot larger than the pipeline itself.

Loads in the Solent - Fawley terminal and Fawley power station are a couple of examples.

As to obsolete / obscure chart symbols - do they still use "Here be Serpents" ?
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