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blowout

[′blō‚au̇t]
(electricity)
The melting of an electric fuse because of excessive current.
(electromagnetism)
The extinguishing of an electric arc by deflection in a magnetic field. Also known as magnetic blowout.
(engineering)
The bursting of a container (such as a tube pipe, pneumatic tire, or dam) by the pressure of the contained fluid.
The rupture left by such bursting.
The abrupt escape of air from the working chamber of a pneumatic caisson.
(geology)
Any of the various trough-, saucer-, or cuplike hollows formed by wind erosion on a dune or other sand deposit.
(hydrology)
A bubbling spring which bursts from the ground behind a river levee when water at flood stage is forced under the levee through pervious layers of sand or silt. Also known as sand boil.
(petroleum engineering)
A sudden, unplanned escape of oil or gas from a well during drilling.

blowing

1. See popping.
2. The upward movement of soil material at the base of an excavation or cofferdam as a result of groundwater pressure.

blowout

The flameout of the afterburner, or of the main gas turbine engine, caused by the excessive velocity of incoming primary airflow.
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Robert Bea, a professor of engineering and expert in oil pipelines at the University of California Berkeley, praised the report and said blowout preventers are like cruise ship lifeboats, used only in last resort but crucial.
Tuesday's blowout occurred near an unmanned offshore gas platform that was not currently producing natural gas, said Angelico.
After the declaration of state of emergency, NIDC quickly dispatched a blowout prevention team to the place," he said, adding that Fath drilling equipment were used for securing the well.
Nick Watts (Ante-post focus) Blowout Admirable horse though he is, he may not feature in many bonus point races this season, and of those he might go for, like the Eclipse, he could run into Frankel.
Over the years, the harp blowouts have featured performances by John Mayall, John Hammond, Norton Buffalo, James Cotton, Huey Lewis, Kim Wilson, Watermelon Slim, Kenny Neal, James Harman, Fingers Taylor, Snooky Pryor, Dave Earl and the late Paul DeLay.
1-3) In 1996, Oluwole and White reported the case of a woman who sustained an orbital blowout fracture of the inferior wall while nose blowing.
As Macondo vividly demonstrated, a blowout is the industry's worst nightmare.
Blowout penstemon plants are restricted to disturbances in sand prairie (Fritz et al.
We computed linear regressions on site-wide encounters of lizards per unit effort against total surface area of caliche, total area of blowouts, and mean size of blowout for S.
But last year, a Portland, Oregon, hairstylist experienced shortness of breath, eye irritation and nosebleeds when using Brazilian Blowout products and filed a complaint with the local Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
BP have sued Cameron International Corp for negligence, after a blowout preventer made by the company failed to avert last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
It said that the sudden rush of gas and oil forced the pipe upward following which a thick connecting portion became stuck near the top of the blowout preventer.