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blowdown

(ˈbləʊˌdaʊn)
n
(Civil Engineering) an accident in a nuclear reactor in which a cooling pipe bursts causing the loss of essential coolant
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Transmission companies and INGAA argue PHMSA severely underestimates the number of pipeline miles which would be subject to blowdowns, and therefore the cost of the new regulations and the methane emissions created.
The river at this point truly is a wild, if hemmed in, swamp, covered up by brush and blowdowns, almost dry at low water.
Pipelines do blowdowns for required maintenance and repair, some of it required by safety regulations published by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
He uses beetlekill in the boards' cores as well as poplar and timber from statewide aspen blowdowns.
It uses 50 psi compressed air blowdowns to purge the filter cartridges sequenced by a 100 volt timer board, can operate at temperatures to 275[degrees]F and is 99.
There is no doubt that mature bucks are attracted to blowdowns.
Next thing you know, you're lost in the woods, pushing your way through thick pines and sharp-edged blowdowns, relying only on adrenaline and faith that you're heading in the right direction.
We're on an unmarked, secondary trail, and with blowdowns from Hurricane Fran occasionally blocking my route, navigation is difficult.
air lances used to cool ladles, several open blowdowns to exhaust water and an air-powered stacker using rodless cylinders.
Hurricane blowdowns of forest canopy trees create a patchwork of resource fluxes at the forest floor (Bazzaz 1983, Chazdon and Fetcher 1984, Brokaw 1985, Poulson and Platt 1989).
Treatment of cooling tower water lengthens time between blowdowns.
The requirements are very technical in each case, with opposition from pipeline companies based on such things as the agency mandating: Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) for leak detection and blowdowns conducted to enable leak repairs.