usable life


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usable life

[¦yüz·ə·bəl ′līf]
(chemical engineering)

pot life

1. The period of time during which a thermosetting plastic or rubber composition remains suitable for its intended use after mixing with a reaction-initiating agent; working life.
2. The length of time a paint material is useful after its original package is opened, or after catalyst or other ingredients are added; also called usable life, spreadable life.
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The following projects are planned at the Central campus: A longer lasting, lighter and more energy efficient metal roof will replace the current asphalt shingles which have reached the end of their usable life and must be replaced when leaks occur.
USAble Life has selected VUE Software to overhaul its onboarding and compliance system.
This product will seriously increase the usable life of cars dealing with road salts and other corrosion problems.
Her 19-year career includes stints at Ernst & Young, Allied Waste, Remington Administrative Services, USAble Life and Delta Dental.
The grant has also allowed the cub to purchase a dozen pairs of sparring gloves and 10 pairs of competition gloves, which will replace predecessors reaching the end of their usable life.
This provides twice the damage protection compared to single-leg pallets, and extends its usable life.
The sensor with the Kr-85 source is designed to measure basis weight of very thin film while providing approximately five times the usable life of comparable sensors.
Oxidation may shorten the usable life of the oil, which may be reused until health regulations or quality problems dictate discarding it.
Global Heat Transfer focuses on the lifecycle management of its client's thermal fluids from the procurement and delivery of highly efficient fluids to the on-going management to extend the usable life of the fluid as far as possible, right through to their latter years when they need to be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
Completely recyclable at the end of their usable life, the hygienic pallets are immune to insect contamination, as pests cannot penetrate the plastic.
At first, the waste passes the waste sorting unit, which aims to reduce the amount of waste, thus extending the usable life of the landfill.
So if you will just use items that are not compatible with the machines, its usable life will be shortened," he stressed.