blowdown


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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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We spotted folks in a camp on Gull Lake, trapped for the time by miles of narrow gravel roads blocked by blowdown. We also saw several campers hiking down a trail, crawling under and over downed trees, almost out of the woods.
Conversely, the formula for calculating blowdown, also known as the bleed rate, based on the desired COC is as follows:
* A best guess of blowdown valve Cv for each system.
INGAA says it understands the need to collect blowdown data but has concerns with the proposed requirements for tracking and reporting blowdowns.
BLOWDOWN has been used in hundreds of studies in oil and gas and chemical companies to model depressurization in process plants.
(NASDAQ: AZPN) has acquired the Blowdown software technology from Professor Stephen Richardson of Imperial College London and Dr.
The blowdown, or death of trees, on the dam could create conditions where water from the reservoir could penetrate root voids and ultimately lead to dam failure.
A timer-controlled, automatic pulse jet cleaning system uses solenoid valves and blowdown pipes to assure that the booth maintains its capture velocity by measuring filter pressure drop and automatically cleaning the filters on demand.
The system recovers the flash steam generated by blowdown from the main boiler at the company's site in Bicester.
It verifies safe conditions before allowing the operator to open the vent, drain, top/ bottom head, blowdown, overhead to fractionator, or inlet feed valves.
These polymers modify the crystal structure of the scale rendering it less adherent The modified crystals are then removed via water bleed-off ('blowdown') in cooling tower systems.
Because of its highly efficient blowdown, the 1900 universal media valve returns processes back to normal operating pressure very quickly while minimizing the amount of process media released from the system.