lock chamber

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Noun1.Lock chamber - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water levellock chamber - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
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There are dismantling of old cables, wires, distributions, Cable systems, signaling systems, lighting columns and InstalationsgerEnte and building a site power and provisional measures to maintain the lock operation during the construction period for the right lock chamber necessary.
5m Lotto family jackpot win in 2006, helped to clear mud and vegetation from two of the canal lock chamber.
Due to the large water flow, the lock chamber of the dam of the Kokpekty reservoir broke down at 6:30 pm on March 30.
We are opening up the site to visitors providing a unique opportunity for visitors to come and walk along the bottom of the drained lock chamber and learn about the works we are doing here from the Trust's experts.
An average time to traverse the lock will be in the region of eight minutes, which includes a two minute equalisation (sluicing) period between the river and the lock chamber.
LOCK CHAMBER works like an elevator to help boats travel between two different water levels.
The Kaiserschleuse gates seal the lock chamber and enable the exchange of water during the locking process.
Visitors will get the chance to venture into the bottom of a drained lock chamber at Camden, which was chosen as this year marks the 200th anniversary of the start of construction of the Regent's Canal.
The Chambergard BGN Diffuser utilizes Mykrolis's patented nickel filter element to quickly disperse the flow of incoming gas, allowing the load lock chamber to fill at a higher rate without particle disturbance or excessive turbulence.
Now the remains of the device comprise only the lock chamber without its gates, the dock and thewarehouse with its wooden dockside platform and awning.
This is achieved by maintaining high vacuum in the bonder chamber at all times by means of a secondary load lock chamber and by heating the vacuum chamber walls to reduce the effect of outgassing during wafer bonding.