a. A loading plate attached to the frame of a belt conveyor to prevent
spillage at any loading point. Jones, 1
b. A tray or partition placed in a tower, a heat exchanger, or other
processing equipment to direct or to change the direction of flow of
c. A metal plate used to direct the flames and gas of a furnace to
different areas so that all portions of it will be heated; a deflector.
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