underinflation

underinflation

(ˌʌndərɪnˈfleɪʃən)
n
the lack of sufficient air pressure
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Although this remains controversial, we do need to take ownership of the complications, however delayed, that arise from over- or underinflation of endotracheal tube cuffs.
Underinflation, or using the tyre with less-than-optimal air pressure, is central to tyre blowouts and excess tyre wear.
Underinflation can sub-optimise stopping and cornering power and result in poor fuel economy.
Underinflation increases the risk of air leakage and aspiration of gastric and oral pharyngeal secretions [4, 5].
Recording a conclusion that the four deaths were the result of a road traffic collision, Mr Gittins told the hearing in Ruthin: "The underinflation of the tyre was a significant factor and went a long way to explain why Mr Hocking lost control.
Conversely, underinflation overloads the tire's shoulders while underloading its center.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of TPMS in reducing underinflation in the on-road fleet of passenger vehicles, NHTSA conducted the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Special Study, collecting data from August 2010 through April 2011 [3].
Standard safety stuff runs to ABS, emergency braking assistance, ESP with traction control, Hill Start Assist and Direct underinflation detection, using a pressure sensor fitted to each wheel.
The product is installed through the valve stem and protects tires from underinflation caused by slow leaks or punctures.
Underinflation causes excessive heat buildup, which leads to premature wear and tire blowouts.