Pitot


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Noun1.Pitot - French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)
2.Pitot - measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flowPitot - measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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The post-crash investigation revealed that three different pitot tubes froze up, delivering an erroneous airspeed readingand triggering a chain of events ending in the plane plunging into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 228 passengers and crew.
First, any airplane parked outside should have at least a pitot tube cover to protect it, and probably much more.
This pilot turned on the carburetor and pitot heat before entering IMC.
A lean production system was developed utilizing the United Technologies ACE (Achieving Competive Excellence) operating system to streamline the production of a pitot probe that had increased robustness to Appendix D conditions.
"We are excited to once again work with the Louisiana Landmarks Society on this special dual tour of the Pitot House and St.
And in 1980, a Florida Commuter Airlines flight with wasps in its pitot tubes crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 34 people.
Pilots and co-pilots, aircraft pitot tubes are sensors used to measure aircraft speed.
Supplied by AESPump Ltd in June 2012, the triplex positive displacement plunger pump has replaced two aging and troublesome Pitot Tube pumps used for washing filter screens and supplying high pressure wash-down hoses.
ABB Measurement Products' business has extended its line of compact flowmeters to include four DP technologies: orifice, wedge, averaging pitot and integral orifice.
The terms [L.sub.A-C] and [L.sub.D-B] represent the separation distance between the upstream Pitot tube static pressure ports and the entrance plane of the frame, and the exit plane of the frame and the downstream Pitot tube static pressure ports, respectively.
Pitot tube warning caused Scoot inaugural flight turnaround in Singapore A pitot tube warning and a medical emergency of a passenger delayed the June 5 inaugural flight of Scoot, Singapore AirlinesO new medium- to long-haul low-cost carrier, by more than an hour.