continuous operation


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continuous operation

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs äp·ə′rā·shən]
(engineering)
A process that operates on a continuous flow (materials or time) basis, in contrast to batch, intermittent, or sequenced operations.
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Conventional LNG evaporators involve such problems as short continuous operation time; generation of a fog as a result of the cooling of atmospheric vapor under humid conditions; and ice-coating on fin-tubes resulting from the adhesion of frost, especially in cold districts.
In contrast to continuous operation of bio-reactors, where the control objective is stabilization, the natural control objective during the batch run (preparatory to the operation of a bio-reactor in continuous mode) is achieving desired targets at the end of the batch.
To ensure high air quality throughout the lifetime of the compressors, units are designed for 100% continuous operation up to 145-psi maximum pressure.
These improvements will be coordinated to allow continuous operation of the marina and will not interfere with the facility's longstanding association with the famous Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), a grueling 2,700 nautical mile voyage undertaken by more than 230 yachtsmen each year.
Twelve rider pallet trucks worked in continuous operation for more than 18,500 hours of continuous work with more than 2,100 indoor fueling occurrences by pallet truck operators.
Each transmitter is powered by a single AA battery for 10 hours of continuous operation. Receiver models include the WT-5800 true diversity 64-channel wireless tuner, WT-5805 space diversity 64-channel wireless tuner and the portable WT-5810 space diversity 16-channel wireless tuner.
Initial focus is on decorating toothbrushes with uv inks that cure in seconds so products can be loaded into the package, printed, cured, and immediately shrink-wrapped and shipped in a continuous operation. Print programs can be changed on the fly.
According to NIST figures, the cesium standard would be off by no more than 1 second in 70 million years of continuous operation.
Due to their electronic commutation, the service life of these motors is limited only by the bearings, making them useful for applications requiring a long service life or continuous operation.
Can be used in thermally demanding applications with up to 170[degrees]C continuous operation temperature.
The proximity of these facilities facilitates continuous operation. Although the company takes in quite a large amount of material from other Toyota manufacturing operations in the area, Green Metals is not totally beholden to the company.
Tokyo, Japan, Oct 19, 2005 - (JCNN) - Hitachi announced on October 18 that in collaboration with the National Police Agency's National Research Institute of Police Science Japan the company has developed a system that can detect in real time toxic gases listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention (sarin, mustard, etc.) and nine types of chemicals (DC, DA, etc.) used in abandoned weapons while ensuring continuous operation.

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