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stationary engine

n
(Mechanical Engineering) an engine that remains in a fixed position, esp one in a building that drives generators or other machinery
stationary engineer n
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Bounderby had taken possession of a house and grounds, about fifteen miles from the town, and accessible within a mile or two, by a railway striding on many arches over a wild country, undermined by deserted coal-shafts, and spotted at night by fires and black shapes of stationary engines at pits' mouths.
On the day no fewer than four threshing boxes were on in action alongside large numbers of stationary engines, motor bikes, cars, commercial vehicles and tractors.
Damian Roberts is a stationary engine enthusiast and owner of two Lister stationary engines previously featured in Farm Collector.
This contract concerns the conformity of a fleet of approximately 215 stationary engines installed on various sites of the STIB.
Its drain intervals can reach up to 650,000 km for truck and bus applications, and 32,000 hours (or five years) for stationary engines.
The show will feature over 1,000 models including steam locomotives, traction engines, model boats and stationary engines along with railway layouts of different scales and even some full size traction engines.
It also owns a host of stationary engines, and is building a compressed air system to run them at open days.
ese were stationary engines that powered machines on factory production lines and helped to drive the Industrial Revolution.
car clubs, model trains and boats, stationary engines, classic and vintage motorcycles on display.
com)-- JB Systems, leading provider for the manufacturing and distributing of water filters, air filtration, oil and fuel filtration and high pressure gas filtration systems along with vacuum pump products has announced today that in response to the recent changes the Environmental Protection Agency has made to its air quality regulations for stationary engines, JB Systems is providing the Hilco vent mist elimination system which meets these new requirements.
VINTAGE machinery enthusiasts found plenty to interest them among the record number of 234 entries of old tractors, stationary engines and other equipment at the 2013 Royal Welsh Spring Festival.
When it was opened, locomotives weren't powerful enough to haul coal wagons up steep hills, so George Stephenson installed stationary engines which pulled the wagons up on ropes, and on one section of the line he let gravity do the work, with full wagons travelling down the hill pulling empty ones back up.