blow down


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blow down

vb
(Mechanical Engineering) to open a valve in a steam boiler to eject any sediment that has collected
Translations

w>blow down

vi (tree etc)umfallen, umgeweht werden
vt sep (lit)umwehen; blow me down! (inf)Mensch(enskind)! (inf)
References in classic literature ?
To see her put that chubby little finger in the bowl, and then blow down the pipe to clear the tube, and, when she had done so, affect to think that there was really something in the tube, and blow a dozen times, and hold it to her eye like a telescope, with a most provoking twist in her capital little face, as she looked down it, was quite a brilliant thing.
There is no point buying a cheap gazebo which will blow down or let in water - choose the sturdiest one you can find, even if it costs a little more.
The technique eliminates the need for a vacuum pump or a large supply of blow down gas, significantly reducing cost, complexity, noise, and maintenance compared to rotary evaporators, vacuum centrifuges, and conventional blow-down equipment.
Combustion measurements were fairly easy; monitoring fugitive and vented emissions, mostly of methane, will be much more difficult because measurement has to be done directly, by a worker, which in many cases, particularly with regard to blow down vents, can pose serious safety threats because of the difficulty of getting to those vents.
Is it 'so unfair' if I say that you want to get attention by blowing down your vuvuzela and that the only way to deal with questions you can't answer is to blow down it even louder?
Main danger to the match seemed to be that the giant aluminium posts might blow down.
The presence of water or nitrogen in the tower at startup may have also contributed to a sudden increase in pressure that forced a large volume of hydrocarbon liquid and vapor into the adjacent blow down stack, quickly exceeding its capacity.
I didn't think it would be a big deal: My wingman would blow down the gear and take a trap.
Blow down water level control frequently to prevent sediment from accumulating.
When it became clear that Andrew would hit southern Florida, home to the National Hurricane Center, several hurricane specialists traveled north to the NMC to set up a backup unit in case the storm disabled the Coral Gables facility, Gusts of up to 164 mph did, in fact, blow down a radar dome and inactivate several satellite dishes on the roof of the center, but meteorologists there continued to issue forecasts with help from the NMC and other weather service offices.
While blow down of the clave following cure will remove most of these, there will still be a volume of steam and curing fumes released into the work area when the autoclave is opened.
Even though the weather's clear, we're still dealing with moving earth and saturated ground, which makes it easier for a strong wind to blow down trees.