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cold start

[′kōld ′stärt]
(computer science)
To start running a computer program from the very beginning, without being able to continue the processing that was occurring previously when the system was interrupted.
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Cold-starting with an existing lining does not require that the refractory be completely re-sintered.
Slip Plane Material: Allowances must be made for the thermal expansion and contraction of the lining under the extreme temperature gradients that cold-starting creates.
Among other things, we need to agree on standards for the production of environmentally friendly, low cost and easily deliverable hydrogen; gas stations have to be turned incrementally into hydrogen stations; reliability standards must be established and cost goals met for fuel-cell battery replacements; and fuel-vehicles must become affordable, with a range, reliability and cold-starting performance that exceeds their internal-combustion counterparts.