access plate

access plate

A removable plate (usually bolted in place) that provides access to an area that seldom requires attention; permits inspection of an otherwise inaccessible area.
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Food and Drug Administration's approval of the VisuALIF Challenging Access Plate System.
Just open the access plate at the rear of the vehicle and check the lines for fuel leaks.
He can carry items, press the handicapped access plate outside doors, fetch the phone, open refrigerator doors and retrieve items, and turn lights on and off.
To enroll, cardholders simply register their fingerprints by waving the card over an access plate and placing one or more fingers on the card's scan engine.
After the test, we just reinstall the original access plate and we're done.
Remove the access plate and install the modified plate.
BUTTPLATE: SCREWS LOOSE OR MISSING ACCESS PLATE WON'T CLOSE SPRING LOOSE?
Be forewarned that when belly plates are mounted on A2 models, they obstruct the access plate on the bottom of the hull.
Corner and trim moldings, other surface and trim boards, and three (3) metal access plates on the stage are to be removed, preserved, and replaced as much as possible.
Among the possible applications are any accessible bolted joint that feature a flat or serrated sealing surface, such as round, oval, rectangular, complex and irregular flanges; raised face and flat face flanges; metal, plastic and glass-filled flanges; pump and compressor housing flanges; boiler and pressure vessel manholes and handholes, heat exchangers, miscellaneous lids, access plates and ducts, among other sealing applications.
Tightening the ways in which people can access plates legitimately has simply spawned new ways of getting them illegally.
If not properly sealed, access plates and fill ports are excellent pathways for external contamination.