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burst

A brief flux of intense radiation with a sudden onset and rapid decay, as is observed from Jupiter and from the Sun at radio wavelengths. Solar radio bursts are associated with flares. See also gamma-ray bursts; X-ray burst sources.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

burst

[bərst]
(communications)
A sudden increase in the strength of a signal being received from beyond line-of-sight range.
A group of bits of characters that are transmitted together as a unit.
A group of errors that occur together in a communication and alter its content.
(computer science)
To separate a continuous roll of paper into stacks of individual sheets by means of a burster.
The transfer of a collection of records in a storage device, leaving an interval in which data for other requirements can be obtained from or entered into the device.
A sequence of signals regarded as a unit in data transmission.
(electronics)
An exceptionally large electric pulse in the circuit of an ionization chamber due to the simultaneous arrival of several ionizing particles.
A radar term for a single pulse of radio energy.
(ordnance)
Continuous fire from an automatic weapon, as from an aircraft machine gun, sometimes described as a long or short burst.
The explosion of a projectile, bomb, or similar munition.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During the static bursting process, the Grundoburst's specially designed bladed rollers are pulled through an existing line by a hydraulically powered bursting unit.
Bachmann said static pipe bursting is now established as a dependable trenchless pipe-replacement method throughout the U.S.
While hydraulic and static pipe bursting equipment is common, much pipe bursting done in the U.S.
Racing against time, observers on the ground are striving to detect the bursting pulsar at other wavelengths.
Most, he said, is by pipe bursting, with some segments installed by horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
The bid specifications may need to spell out the repair of these sections before the pipe bursting operation.
A line was floated down the existing sewer line to attach to the cable line of the pipe bursting system's eight-ton winch, which was set up with its downrigger section lowered into the manhole 370 ft from the entry point.
As a contractor that has field experience with pipe bursting of both water and sewer as well as static and pneumatic processes of pipes from two--24-inches, I have seen first-hand what real time decision making can do towards the success and the profit and loss of a project.
"If pipe bursting ends in a manhole and doesn't require an exit pit," Lovett stated, "It would reduce by half the excavation on 15 to 20 percent of all my rehabilitation projects.
The new guidelines are a key element in the IPBA's revitalized efforts to educate sewer and water system managers and the engineers who design sewer and water projects about the considerable benefits of pipe bursting as a proven trenchless method of construction, said Matt Timberlake, IPBA leadership team member.
He became familiar with pipe bursting through trade magazines and had wanted to learn more about it.