fail-safe system

fail-safe system

[′fāl ¦sāf ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A system designed so that failure of power, control circuits, structural members, or other components will not endanger people operating the system or other people in the vicinity.

fail-safe system

A building system designed so that its failure (or the failure of any part of the system) will not endanger those people operating the system or those people in its vicinity.

fail-safe system

A system used to minimize risk in case of a malfunction.
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Senior agricultural engineering lecturer Kit Franklin said: "Previously our tractor had a fail-safe system which was very risk adverse; if it identified an obstacle it would just automatically stop and turn-off.
Capacity and quality are easy to control and enhance with customizable systems the Metris addIQ control system is based on the latest PLC (Programmable Logic Control) and HMI (Human Machine Interface) technologies and has an integrated fail-safe system.
"We have invested more than PS150 million on new technology and processes including a fail-safe system at Sweetloves treatment works, to make sure this type of event does not happen again, and customers can have complete confidence in their tap water."
Soft Touch is a passive, fail-safe system that prevents riveters, spot welders and other small machines from cycling if the system detects fingers in the point-of-operation area, while not interfering with the production process during normal operations.
This fail-safe system means that any LED not lit indicates a fault.
The irony is heightened by the fact that the scientific know-how initially needed to construct the bomb was immense; it is just that, with humans in control, there can be no real fail-safe system. Leadership never has matched the technical strides made in science.
'Lahat ng train may fail-safe system. 'Pag naghiwalay, mag-preno 'yan.
EHang's independently developed Fail-Safe System ensures that if any components malfunction, or if there's damage while the AAV is in-flight (i.e.
However, this is not a fail-safe system and as a consequence it is very common for these companies to pursue the wrong people, just like they have clearly done in Sheila's case.
"The authorities are supposed to have a fail-safe system to spot something like this and it's depressing how it may turn out."
BinMaster's MAXIMA+ rotary level indicator features a complete fail-safe system that alerts to the loss of power, failure of the motor, or failure of the electronics.
The THSA is designed to actuate the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer as a full fail-safe system, powered by dual hydraulic channels and an electric back-up channel.