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cross-connection

1. A connection between two otherwise separate piping systems, one containing potable water and the other water which may be contaminated.
2. In a fire-protection system, a piping connection from a siamese connection to a standpipe or to a sprinkler system.
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The Fiber Internet Center specializes in providing fully managed fiber-based Ethernet connections, Internet network services, WANs and private VLAN cross-connections for companies of all sizes throughout California.
Preventing such cross-connections is a duty of the division's Water Quality Section.
According to Huawei, as the industry's first nodal IP microwave product, OptiX RTN 980 enables the smooth evolution from TDM to All-IP by supporting high-throughput IP convergence with 14 directions and TDM and packet data universal cross-connections.
The goals of the Phase II Project include improving vehicular, bicyclist and pedestrian safety along the corridor as well as providing improved cross-connections between the South End neighborhoods and the waterfront.
The 24/7 facility is a 5,000 square foot Central Office grade location providing fully-dedicated co-location, managed services and 24/7 support, while offering cross-connections to major Tier 1 and Tier 2 network providers connected to the building.
This error is transmitted along the cross-connections into the closed loop of the second channel.
The way to experience this book is to forget all Western linearity and follow instead the emergent cross-connections.
The escape route from the tunnel Viamala performs four cross-connections in the parallel Sisto, which leads via one portal to the north and to the south into the open air.
The Environment Agency has been working with water companies, councils and farmers to reduce discharges, agricultural run-off and cross-connections that can have a detrimental effect on water quality, and combined with the fact that this year has been much drier than 2012, we have seen one of the best set of results in 20 years.
Color photos accompany articles which offer important cross-connections within and outside of the sport, making this a top survey for any auto buff's collection.
It integrates multiple business applications through cost- effective connections to dedicated, switched and packet network services and supports multiple networking functions, such as T1/E1 add/drop multiplexing, grooming and digital cross-connections.
VCCS management software (available in Windows, UNIX or DOS versions) allows users to control and manage all cross-connections, and conduct real-time reconnections.