intermittent operation

intermittent operation

[¦in·tər¦mit·ənt ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(engineering)
Condition in which a device operates normally for a time, then becomes defective for a time, with the process repeating itself at regular or irregular intervals.
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Intended for either continuous or intermittent operation, the Model 9000 Peristaltic Pump can accommodate a choice of 0.
Objectives : The project will have multiple benefits, including substituting for energy currently generated inefficiently by intermittent operation of oil and gas-fired thermal power plants, thereby producing significant savings in fuel, carbon emissions and maintenance costs.
Water may leak into the signal-detection and activation module chassis causing corrosion, which may result in electrical shorts or possible intermittent operation of trailer lights.
After four years of intermittent operation, a pipeline transferring condensate to an export tank experienced a leak at one of its elbows.
All models can be provided with solid-state or AC voltage regulating controls to vary the vibrator's impact or connect timers for a intermittent operation.
2 allows for the use of infiltration credits and intermittent operation in residential buildings to accommodate innovative ventilation systems and variable outdoor conditions.
The use of Chinese drywall can lead to a sulfur or rotten egg smell inside the house, as well as blacked and corroded metal, premature failure of central air conditioning units, and intermittent operation or failure of many household appliances.
The obtained results will be applied in previsional reliability analyze of SHPP being in exploitation, in phase of design and after adapting it for small scale power plants with intermittent operation with other power agents (wind, sun).
Normal maintenance operations may also dislodge or loosen the power plug, which can then result in intermittent operation or power loss to a critical unit.
The Florida 1 model, specifically designed for the bakery sector, offers intermittent operation and package adjustment according to product length.
Researchers at Toronto University designed a new structural-foam machine that eliminates intermittent operation of the extruder and decouples the plasticating/gas dosing operation from the injection phase.
They provide accurate hot melt adhesive dispensing and maximize metering performance during intermittent operation.

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