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burnout

[′bərn‚au̇t]
(aerospace engineering)
An act or instance of fuel or oxidant depletion or of depletion of both at once.
The time at which this depletion occurs.
The point on a rocket trajectory at which this depletion occurs.
(electricity)
Failure of a device due to excessive heat produced by excessive current.
(engineering)
An instance of a device or a part overheating so as to result in destruction or damage.
(graphic arts)
A degree of exposure of a diazo-coated material that renders the film incapable of producing density when developed because the photosensitive diazo component has been destroyed.
(nucleonics)
To receive the greatest amount of radiation permissible during a given time.
The point at which the heat flux across a surface causes film-blanketing of the surface, resulting in a drop in the film heat-transfer coefficient, overheating, and possible surface failure.
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Burn-outs should start at once to put an end to the problem, not just address its symptoms as Mr.
The 18,000-acre Davis Fire will grow larger as crews continue to do burn-outs to remove unburned pockets of fuel and ensure the fire remains within fire lines.
Joe knows that wherever The Eagles travel there'll still be rumours of fall-outs and burn-outs, but he insists the band is as strong as ever.
Do I start with my mailbox being ripped off its post, or the nails in my driveway (got two flat tires on that one), or the burn-outs in front of my house, or maybe the trash (beer cans and glass) thrown into my yard and pasture (can't even have animals there anymore)?
When Grosvenor Chemicals experienced frequent motor burn-outs on its PVA emulsion pumps, local drive specialist Westin Drives solved the problem using LENZE smd inverters.
We do them and burn-outs all the time in demonstrations.
The extended residence time for the polymer caused enough burn and HCI out-gassing to ruin standard chrome plating and make it necessary to rework the die, but the die in this case was DuraCoat-coated and withstood both burn-outs without damage.
The shrink tunnel uses soft convection to ensure uniform distribution of heat and eliminate hot or cold spots, producing attractive, consistent shrink packages with no bubbles or burn-outs.
WINTER FITNESS TIPS Variety: Change your routine every six to eight weeks to avoid burn-outs and plateaus, says Gene Joseph, owner of IronWorks gym in Cottage Grove.