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branch line

[′branch ‚līn]
(civil engineering)
A secondary line in a railroad system that connects to the main line.
(engineering)

branch line

1. A water supply line which connects one or more fixtures with the main supply, with a riser, or with another branch.
2. A pipe in which fire sprinklers (i.e., sprinkler heads) are placed.
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This section explains how fraudulent branch lines were detected in two real domestic supplies at the local electricity company.
The roof drain line was successfully lined and branch lines were reinstated without excavation or disruption of the occupied office spaces at the capitol building.
For achieving dual-band operation, the four different dual-band branch lines with different characteristic impedances are [Z.sub.Ci] (i = 1, 2, 3, 4) instead of the conventional single-band [lambda]/4 impedance transformer, and the equivalent electrical lengths are [+ or -] [pi]/2 at the two desired frequencies, [f.sub.1] and [f.sub.2], respectively.
The equivalent model of the branch line coupler are shown in Fig.
Battery electric two-coach trains were successfully tried out on the 45-mile Aberdeen to Ballater branch line in the 1960s, using banks of milk float batteries.
where [Z.sub.c1], [Z.sub.c2], [Z.sub.c3] are the impedances of the branch lines, [[theta].sub.1], [[theta].sub.2], [[theta].sub.3] are electrical lengths of them.
This is not limited to the interconnecting piping from the compressor to the air treatment units, it also applies to the ring main lines and the branch lines.
Supporters say the reopening of two branch lines, which would cost an estimated pounds 85m, would link city regions that together make up the fourth largest conurbation in the UK.
The development will also involve construction of more than 1,240 miles of branch lines.
A talk is to be held to the Aln Railway Society at Barter Books by George Ives on branch lines in County Durham.
Available in multiple sizes, SmartPipe is useful for headers and branch lines all the way down to the point of use.