fail-safe system

fail-safe system

[′fāl ¦sāf ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A system designed so that failure of power, control circuits, structural members, or other components will not endanger people operating the system or other people in the vicinity.

fail-safe system

A building system designed so that its failure (or the failure of any part of the system) will not endanger those people operating the system or those people in its vicinity.

fail-safe system

A system used to minimize risk in case of a malfunction.
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The irony is heightened by the fact that the scientific know-how initially needed to construct the bomb was immense; it is just that, with humans in control, there can be no real fail-safe system.
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EHang's independently developed Fail-Safe System ensures that if any components malfunction, or if there's damage while the AAV is in-flight (i.
However, this is not a fail-safe system and as a consequence it is very common for these companies to pursue the wrong people, just like they have clearly done in Sheila's case.
The authorities are supposed to have a fail-safe system to spot something like this and it's depressing how it may turn out.
BinMaster's MAXIMA+ rotary level indicator features a complete fail-safe system that alerts to the loss of power, failure of the motor, or failure of the electronics.
There will be a live demonstration of two systems running side by side - the fail-safe system running next to a freeware file system using a standard SD card.
The THSA is designed to actuate the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer as a full fail-safe system, powered by dual hydraulic channels and an electric back-up channel.
A strategy to reinforce its best-in-class customer support, the objective of the reorganization is to provide a fail-safe system of handling less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload transportation.
A fail-safe system would monitor all recordings to prevent manual override, switching off, or .
The challenge is to build into the framework of government a fail-safe system preventing the military or religious fundamentalists from taking control and establishing a new dictatorship, or a theocracy.
Establish a fail-safe system to ensure that you receive notification whenever a final imaging or lab report differs from the preliminary report and document your response to each abnormal result.