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shut-off

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a device that shuts something off, esp a machine control
2. a stoppage or cessation
vb (tr, adverb)
3. to stem the flow of
4. to block off the passage through
5. to isolate or separate
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Low-income households in its service region spend between 15-30% of their income on household energy bills and are increasingly facing shut-offs.
One solution for public water utilities has been water shut-offs to force payment of bills.
Annoyed public works officials say the winter freeze has them conducting more emergency water shut-offs because of burst pipes at vacant or abandoned homes, many of them in the foreclosure process.
Sand bed temperature is automatically controlled, and the unit is fitted with monitors and shut-offs for safe operation.
Both pneumatic and hydraulic control shut-offs work well; spring loaded shut-offs are not recommended.
In this article, we will get into issues of tool design concerning shut-offs and parting-line maintenance, and also where the machine itself can contribute to flash.
While residents were aware of the impending shut-offs last summer, complaints were later made over the selection process used in determining which ones to turn off.