balance pipe


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balance pipe

[′bal·əns ‚pīpe]
(engineering)
A pipe in a compressed-air piping system that is used to displace trapped air so that the condensate can flow freely into the trap.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

balance pipe

A pipe connection used to equalize the pressure at two points in a piping system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This flap in the balance pipe uses resonances produced as one bank of the V8's cylinders fire at a different time to the other bank, to create a sound effect that is spot-on the rumble and bark of a proper gutsy V8.