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blowdown

[′blō‚dau̇n]
(chemical engineering)
Removal of liquids or solids from a process vessel or storage vessel or a line by the use of pressure.
(mechanical engineering)
The difference between the pressure at which the safety valve opens and the closing pressure. Also known as blowback.
(meteorology)
A wind storm that causes trees or structures to be blown down.
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In the year that followed, public discussions were held about what to do with the blowdown on Forest Preserve lands.
The second method allows the reporter to measure the emissions from the blowdown using a flow meter on the blow down vent stack.
BLOWDOWN provides additional capabilities that will eventually enable AspenTech to provide a complete depressurization system optimization capability.
The first strategy reserves HVAC condensate and harvested storm water for cooling tower makeup with the blowdown rate controlled to maintain conventional upper limits of basin TDS.
Because the blowdown has the same chemical concentration as the recirculation water, the cycles of concentration are a comparison of the dissolved solids in the blowdown vs.
Set during and after Hurricane Katrina, The Tin Roof Blowdown is a riveting story of evil and redemption, the Burke story for which we've been waiting since that terrible day two years ago when sorrow rained down on New Orleans and changed its face forever .
Examples include the use of a more stable boiler water dispersant, for higher cycles and less boiler blowdown; or conversion to deposit control technology in recirculating cooling systems that tolerates higher dissolved solids, for less cooling tower blowdown, according to Johnston.
The inlet valve, when set to the blowdown position, isolates the trap for service.
Facing me, he steps onto a blowdown, lifting his huge forequarters and brown-muzzled head, scent-checking the quartering breeze.
This machine is completely self-contained and includes a viewing window and gloves for nozzle adjustment and air blowdown while the cabinet is in operation, according to the literature.
The first thing I noticed was that the buck ran full speed for several hundred yards before stopping behind a blowdown to check his back trail.
This fixed blowdown valve is available in flanged and threaded configurations, and has set pressures from 5 to 2000 psig.