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fail-safe

designed to return to a safe condition in the event of a failure or malfunction
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These two facts--troubling in the most restive of times--are extremely disturbing given recent developments indicating that the Russians are simultaneously bulking up on nuclear weapons and prevaricating about their nuclear fail-safe programs.
The 'fail-safe' control system failed because of a loose wire from an installation error years earlier (noted by Jon Jacky, SEN 14, 6).
But the Fail-Safe bullet is far from conventional; it's sort of a cross between a Barnes X-Bullet and a Nosler Partition.
If the driver is not available to take control of the vehicle, the system must switch over from a fail-safe to a fail-operational mode by maintaining functionality with a high degree of reliability in every case.
The R-Series actuator, built with a CSA / UL certified explosion-proof enclosure (Class 1, Div 1, Groups B, C, D) now comes with an optional spring return fail-safe feature that ensures valve automation in hazardous locations is quickly shut off during power outages.
Standard features include a switch selectable, high/low fail-safe to alert to power loss and a de-energizing motor for extended operational life.
Flo-Tel+ is said to be the only non-invasive, fail-safe detection system on the market.
The PSR-FSP2/2xl and PSR-FSP/2xl process safety relays are described by the company as safe interposing relays specifically designed to operate with fail-safe controls in process applications.
The new 095 Series filters use a metalized film technology that delivers high reliability and fail-safe characteristics similar to more expensive, older technologies, LCR says.
Elfab, Europe's leading manufacturer of bursting discs, has further developed its product range to allow OEM customers to benefit from its fail-safe, ATEX-approved burst detection system, Flo-Tel[TM].
America's Test Kitchen excels in recipe collections that are nearly fail-safe in nature, using their kitchens to develop 'foolproof' versions of fare.
A unique fail-safe system supervises and logs every step during processing and measurement, ensuring results will not be displayed if an error occurs.