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buildup

[′bil‚dəp]
(ecology)
A significant increase in a natural population, usually as a result of progressive changes in ecological relations.
(metallurgy)
Deposition of excess metal, either by electroplating or spraying, on worn or undersized machine components to restore required dimensions.
(science and technology)
A gradual accumulation of material.
An increased value of pressure that results from a series of small increases.
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Since heart valves never rest, they make good candidates for such buildup and perhaps ossification.
Once a campaign with the proper hearth contour is underway, thorough slag draining will eliminate the most common cause of buildups.
The buildup causes the heat and slag to be positioned higher in the furnace, thereby subjecting the walls and roof to greater radiant heat and subsequent accelerated deterioration of the refractory lining in these areas.
Excessive buildup of the lower furnace banks is another common cause for problems.
The final test results showed that upon inspection of the five engines at approximately 112,000 miles, three out of four equipped with the puraDYN system were clean with no deposits of sludge buildup and very little wear.
A representative for the oil company stated, "We believe the combination of the puraDYN bypass oil filtration system used with premium oil offers one maintenance alternative that is timely, cost-effective and highly efficient when applied to harmful engine buildup.
The addition of silica sand to a low metal heel may be advantageous on certain types of buildups containing FeO, but the overall results are marginal.
An AFS research sub-committee was developed to formalize a program to evaluate buildup and clogging of inductor throats.
Through Heartland, I will be able to devote my efforts to the kind of deals I like best--manufacturing company consolidations and buildups.
Taken together, these factors provide a context of significant opportunity for buyout and buildup investors with the right vision and the right strategy.