automatic shutdown

automatic shutdown

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′shət‚dau̇n]
(computer science)
A procedure whereby a network or computer system stops work in an orderly fashion with as little data loss and other damage as possible when the system's software determines that it has encountered unacceptable conditions.
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Chittick told the Minister on Saturday that a piston liner failure on one of the engines resulted in an automatic shutdown. Following this occurrance, GEBE had to manage its reduced energy supply level by resorting to load shedding in certain areas.
This triggered an alarm indicating a low level of lubricating oil, which in turn caused an automatic shutdown of the engines.
This led to the automatic shutdown of electronic means, after which connection with the trading platform was lost and as a result price of the tender offer was fixed in the amount of 28.2 million hryvnia, which is mistake and 10 times lower than the initially announced price - UAH 295.46 million.
Palencia alleged that irregularities such as pre-determined or pre-programmed election results in the Vote Counting Machines (VCM), pre-shaded ballots used by some of selected voters, automatic shutdown of VCM, corrupted cards and vote buying.
Their turbo-charged diesel engine is Interim Tier 4 and EU Stage 3A emissions certified, and offers an automatic shutdown system to prevent needless idling.
The ability to program them for automatic shutdown when there's no signal input eliminates the risk of faculty or students not turning them off on their own.
The new firmware is rounded off by other configuration options such as an automatic signaling that no transponder has been detected within the specified trigger active time or an automatic shutdown of the RF field after the detection of a transponder within the trigger active time.
"The safety systems on the ride which were activated by the automatic shutdown meant it took longer than we would have liked to locate the fault before we were able to bring the ride back to its parking position.
- Post-backup task options including automatic shutdown or system restart.
The V6300 can be programmed to send automatic shutdown signals to the production line after a set number of consecutive or patterned failures, reducing the amount of wasted material.
These measures can be addressed to different layers of protection: one can make the plant inherently safer by redesigning processes or implement safety instrumented systems (SIS) which are capable of bringing the process back to a safe state, for example, by an automatic shutdown.The level of risk reduction with SIS is rated in different levels -- the so called safety integrity levels (SIL).
Therein lies nuclear power's fatal flaw, because an automatic shutdown does not stop the ongoing heat generated inside each nuclear reactor.
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