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airlock

1. a bubble in a pipe causing an obstruction or stoppage to the flow
2. an airtight chamber with regulated air pressure used to gain access to a space that has air under pressure
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It is important for manufacturers to know how long they have to change certain parts, so they do not lose their airlock, and always have that efficiency in the process.
Check periodically to add more sterile solution to the airlock (in hot weather, check more often).
AirLock provides the missing link between the network and applications.
We look forward to installing AIRLOCK at more of their properties in the near future.
An Imperial Systems High Efficiency Cyclone, three Imperial Systems Heavy Duty Airlocks, two Imperial Backdraft Dampers and all duct work and install were specified.
The company has been trying to filter radioactive particles out of the air inside the building for several days, and Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency recently approved plans to open the airlock, CNN reports.
Wolf and Kopra had spent the night in the Quest airlock to reduce the preparation time needed for the walk.
The attached also is an airlock in the winter, as it covers an entrance door, which we open in sunny, cold weather to help heat the house.
Components include vacuum loaders, pressure and vacuum blower packages, dense-phase (batch and continuous), rotary airlock valves, blade-line diverters, parallel-tunnel diverters, scale valves, scale hoppers, filters, and complete process-control capabilities.
Dad-of-two Dr Sellers, 51, from Crowborough, East Sussex, left the airlock of the International Space Station for his fourth walk in space.
A system controller starts and stops each discharger's rotary airlock valve to weigh ingredients, first at high feed rate for rapid filling, then at dribble feed rate, stopping material flow once the accurate batch weight has been discharged.