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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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But the need for "blowdowns" to achieve that hydrostatic testing would create new methane emissions estimated to be 1,400 tons of methane pollution, according to the M.J.
The river at this point truly is a wild, if hemmed in, swamp, covered up by brush and blowdowns, almost dry at low water.
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) wants the EPA to make some changes in its proposed requirement that interstate and intrastate pipelines measure emissions from pipeline blowdowns. This is a proposed expansion of an existing greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule which already cover compressors and other equipment.
He uses beetlekill in the boards' cores as well as poplar and timber from statewide aspen blowdowns. "It's surprisingly strong and responsive," says Clark, describing the combination of woods as "an incredibly lively and light core."
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 99.99% efficient in normal operating conditions, according to the company.
There is no doubt that mature bucks are attracted to blowdowns. I learned this several years ago while tracking a Vermont buck I inadvertently jumped during the tail end of a snowstorm.
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. A California company is now producing an Ultra-Sonic dishwasher that recirculates most of the water it uses.