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discharge tube

[′dis‚chärj ‚tüb]
(electronics)
An evacuated enclosure containing a gas at low pressure, through which current can flow when sufficient voltage is applied between metal electrodes in the tube. Also known as electric-discharge tube.
(mechanical engineering)
A tube through which steam and water are released into a boiler drum.
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Lighting systems of the future may use tiny arc discharge tubes rather than filaments.
If unloading does not take place over a concrete pad or other easily cleaned surface, place plywood sheets or other material under the discharge tubes to catch spilled or purged material.
When the discharge tube cap is removed, a brief but impressive stream of water may pour out.
The propeller pumps at Clardy Fox are installed in discharge tubes that extend into the wet well.
Within seven of the wet well channels, discharge tubes approximately 34 ft long descend from the top of the pump gallery down into the wet well.
All units include gas discharge tubes to protect against transient voltages.
includes one 20 liter round glass bottle, one closure cap and two discharge tubes.
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