down-time


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down-time

(jargon)
A period of time during which a (computer) system is not operational, due to a malfunction or maintenance.
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plants and one in Canada will have down-time next month, the Detroit News reports.
OCM programmes reduce the risk of expensive damage, down-time, and repairs.
Boss Paulo Sousa, former manager of QPR, called the session "down-time." At QPR he called it half-time.
The company added that this month's distribution was down from the prior month due to the timing of February oil production and weather related down-time at the Waddell Ranch gas plants.
You can cut your down-time with 3M's Patch Plus, a spackle/primer in one.
Leading international oil field services company Expro has announced the introduction of a new Power Relief Valve (PRV) system which reduces the man hours and rig down-time historically associated with operating and maintaining traditional mud pump relief valves and systems.
The latest version of Hudson Sharp's 5750 W wicket bag machine incorporates new features to increase output, reduce down-time, save energy and ensure operator safety.
Getrag Ford workers also claimed the plant is set to shut for a week of "down-time" on Monday to match output to customer demand, but the spokeswoman said: "We cannot confirm down-time from January 26."
That was in his drinking days, when most of his down-time was spent in bars.
Nik Vjestica, managing director at Austin Hayes, commented, "Production rates are now enhanced compared to the previous single standard dust extractor unit which also required periods of down-time for cleaning and maintenance," he says.
The thread feeding solutions offered by OverEnd Technologies provide diaper and related hygiene product manufacturers solutions to virtually eliminate production down-time and elastic material waste and increase quality control of the end product.