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 (dĭ-vûrt′, dī-)
v. di·vert·ed, di·vert·ing, di·verts
1. To turn aside from a course or direction: Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.
2. To distract: My attention was diverted by an argument between motorists.
3. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse. See Synonyms at amuse.
To turn aside.

[Middle English diverten, from Old French divertir, from Latin dīvertere : dī-, dis-, aside; see dis- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

di·vert′er n.
di·vert′ing·ly adv.
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As a backup to the main automation system, the tester also includes relays, providing an output to an alarm or a control function, such as a diversion valve, to prevent overfilling.
They also incorporate an automatic diversion valve, which diverts water overboard if the quality drops below acceptable standards.
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A valving device (commonly called the flow diversion valve [FDV] or flow diversion device [FDD]) is installed to divert flow back through the heat exchanger of the pasteurizer if actual milk temperature is lower than the required pasteurization temperature used in the system.
NCFST researchers have been working with a small programmable logic controller (PLC) to actuate the pasteurizer's flow diversion valve, and a DOS-based microcomputer (PC) to regulate variables such as time, temperature, and steam flow.