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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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Figures 11 and 12 show a sample set of estimates of the percentage leakages for an 8 in.
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He said that the repair work is being executed in connection with the decision of the Water Board to fix the leakages in the water supply lines to stop and minimize the water losses.
The rate of air leakage can depend on several factors including the effective leakage area, locations of the leakage paths, air pressure difference between the containment system and the data center room, rack heat load and associated server airflow rates, as well as on the length, width, and height of cold and hot aisles.
The directorate is rendering this service free of charge after identifying the districts with more cases of water leakage.
Both new as well as modernized tanks have the leakage problem in the space between double bottom and the corrosion problem within this space.
Ofwat chief executive Regina Finn said Severn Trent Water would have to make "huge efforts" to stem its leakages.
It must further reduce leakages to 690 Ml/d by 2010 by replacing 368km (228 miles) of ageing pipes at a cost of around pounds 150 million to its shareholders, Ofwat said.
Severn Trent has given the regulator a legally binding undertaking to meet its leakage target reductions for the next three years, and bosses have pledged to spend an extra pounds 45million on improvements at its shareholders' expense.
He said that by next year leakage is expected to be cut by 16 per cent - and by 2008, by 25 per cent.
The importance of the leakage elimination is supported by an example: a hole of only 2mm in diameter in a 10-bar network and an eight-hour shift causes 192 [m.
Box leakage factor This measures the leakage that makes its way further out into the lab in terms of the contaminants that escape from an imaginary box-shaped cross-sectional area 1 ft (0.