degaussing


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de·gauss

 (dē-gous′)
tr.v. de·gaussed, de·gauss·ing, de·gauss·es
1. To neutralize the magnetic field of (a ship, for example).
2. To erase information from (a magnetic disk or other storage device).

[de- + gauss.]

de·gauss′er n.

degaussing

The process whereby a ship's magnetic field is reduced by the use of electromagnetic coils, permanent magnets, or other means.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.degaussing - the process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field
demagnetisation, demagnetization - the process of removing magnetization
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While all of these methods can be effective, I favor a two-stage approach that combines degaussing with crushing or shredding.
But his headmaster managed to find him one as a junior clerk at the Admiralty depot at the Dowlais Iron Works, in a unit working on degaussing mines.
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It seems that every week we hear about the laptop that was left behind in a cab, the DVD disks that were found in the rubbish, the unencrypted backup tapes that showed up sans degaussing for sale on eBay, the flash drive that was used to steal thousands of documents, etc.
For non-paper based records, approved methods for disposition include burning in a pyrolytic furnace or other incinerator, destroying in a dry pulverizing system, shredding, grinding, milling, knurling, disintegration, and degaussing.
Secure destruction offerings include degaussing (magnetic destruction of data) and material shredding--utilizing both of these processes eliminates the possibility of sensitive data leaving the custody chain.
The US Navy's USS Higgins (DDG 76) recently conducted initial tests of its High-Temperature Superconductor (HTS) degaussing system.
The Office of Naval Research and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division's Ship Engineering Station Philadelphia have installed a high-temperature superconducting degaussing coil system on board a destroyer, the USS Higgins, at the naval station in San Diego, Calif.
You can also use disk sanitizing or degaussing (demagnetization) programs.
Panasonic is successfully using the new technology at the Matsushita Eco Technology Center (METEC) to recover copper from degaussing coils covered with vinyl chloride tape found in CRT TVs.
Complies with National Security Agency and Department of Defense degaussing requirements
The manual unit complies with National Security Agency and Department of Defense degaussing requirements.