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leakage

1. Commerce an allowance made for partial loss (of stock, etc.) due to leaking
2. Physics
a. an undesired flow of electric current, neutrons, etc
b. (as modifier): leakage current

leakage

[′lēk·ij]
(engineering)
Undesired and gradual escape or entry of a quantity, such as loss of neutrons by diffusion from the core of a nuclear reactor, escape of electromagnetic radiation through joints in shielding, flow of electricity over or through an insulating material, and flow of magnetic lines of force beyond the working region.
(mining engineering)
An unintentional diversion of ventilation air from its designed path.
(physical chemistry)
A phenomenon occurring in an ion-exchange process in which some influent ions are not adsorbed by the ion-exchange bed and appear in the effluent.
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If we want revenue assurance to be taken seriously at the very highest levels, we must be prepared to incentivize senior executives for targets such as leakage prevention, detection and recovery," said Geppert.
WATER companies Dwr Cymru and Dee Valley met the leakage reduction targets set for them by industry regular Ofwat.
Severn Trent Water is the only water company to miss the industry leakage reduction target, according to new figures released by the regulator yesterday.
But Helen Lennox, of Scottish Water, said: "We have already started to tackle leakage.
This may be due to the distinct interdigitated fill pattern obtained with CORTOSS, which may reduce the risk of leakage and emboli while employing a "start-stop" technique and precision delivery.
But United Utilities says that it has more than halved its leakage figures in the last 15 years and eventually the exercise will stop being value for money for its customers.
A major contributor to air leakage is the airflow through the gaps between the floor panels.
Earlier this month Ofwat punished Thames Water for its 895 Ml/d leakage rate by ordering the firm to plough pounds 150 million into improvements.
Ofwat has carried out an investigation into the leakage estimates and said it is now satisfied that the company 'has a robust and audited set of data and has started to reduce its leakage towards economic levels'.
SUI, a medical condition which affects approximately 30 million (1 in 3) American women over the age of 18(i), is attributable to a decreased urethral sphincter muscle function (at the bladder outlet), whereby accidental urine leakage results from an increase in abdominal pressure.
To a question, he said that many complaints were received from the public regarding leakages in the bulk supply lines of 72 inches and 84 inches diameters near General Coloney.
These analyses further indicate that air leakages can occur at the same rate irrespective of the cooling loads in the racks, and therefore, have a little impact on the rate of leakage and performance of the hot aisle containment systems.