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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 certain situations, such as flare piping and blowdown systems, system dynamics become important.
Pipeline blowdowns was one of the emission sources the petition cited.
Certainly, they never will follow the eager back end of a bird dog over blowdowns and through alder thickets.
Look for shoreline blowdowns, extensive stumpfields, and areas of seasonally flooded timber, including brush.
Stalking bedded elk is difficult at best, and with all the blowdowns on your bench, it will be even tougher than normal.
Treatment of cooling tower water lengthens time between blowdowns.
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) wants the EPA to revise its proposed requirement that interstate and intrastate pipelines measure emissions from pipeline blowdowns.
INGAA Cautious About Reporting Of Methane Emissions From Blowdowns
Good numbers of smaller fish, along with a few big girls, are scattered all along the beaches with concentrations of dozens of fish holding around rocks and blowdowns.
The rut had not yet begun in earnest, and the weather was unseasonably warm--two prime reasons why I didn't expect much action that first evening while hiking up a low ridge littered with lodgepole pine blowdowns.
Several years ago our community of eight homes on Washington's Orcas Island, northwest of Seattle, had a major wildfire problem: homes on a steep mountainside, south-facing (meaning dry) slopes, a heavy fuel load from major winter blowdowns, brush-clogged roads, just one route in and out, and only several fire standpipes.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to require transmission pipelines to report the quantity of methane emitted from pipeline blowdowns via a newly created section of its existing greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements devoted to oil and gas operations.