intermittent operation

intermittent operation

[¦in·tər¦mit·ənt ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(engineering)
Condition in which a device operates normally for a time, then becomes defective for a time, with the process repeating itself at regular or irregular intervals.
References in periodicals archive ?
WHAT:Captain Cook Memorial Jet upgrade testing, including intermittent operation.
The applicator features a pneumatic gantry system to pick the handles out of a magazine and place them on the rim of the cans in an intermittent operation. During each pick-and-place cycle, the gantry system picks either six four-pack handles or four six-pack handles from the magazines and places them onto 16- or 12-oz cans, respectively.
During the summer, close values were seen in the input energy for continuous and intermittent operations. The ratio of heat extraction from the radiant surface, in the indoor heat balance was 39% for continuous operation and 29% for intermittent operation.
The system includes a single water pump, triple filtration, and adjustable intermittent operation. Triple filtration (with filters at the fill point), in conjunction with the design of the water pump and spray nozzles, provides protection against clogs.
A motor that requires only intermittent operation reduces the wear and tear on the motor, increasing its life, which means a smaller motor size can be used without depleting the positive characteristics of the machine itself.
Designed for continuous as well as intermittent operation, solar and wind-powered pumping systems are especially suitable where cost is all-important.
It also has an integrated "intermittent operation" function that switches on a backing pump only when the backing pressure is no longer sufficient.
The same study concludes that during intermittent operation, these units merely offset infiltration rather than adding to the air load, and during continuous operation these units provide both heating and ventilation in a compact single unit.
Intended for either continuous or intermittent operation, the Model 9000 Peristaltic Pump can accommodate a choice of 0.5 mm, 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm tube diameters.
Water may leak into the signal-detection and activation module chassis causing corrosion, which may result in electrical shorts or possible intermittent operation of trailer lights.
With a maximum continuous temperature rating of -80[degrees]C to 200[degrees]C (-112[degrees]F to 392[degrees]F) and intermittent operation to 250[degrees]C (482[degrees]F), these sensors can be used in applications previously out of reach of epoxy-coated thermistor sensors.
After four years of intermittent operation, a pipeline transferring condensate to an export tank experienced a leak at one of its elbows.

Full browser ?