maximum allowable working pressure


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maximum allowable working pressure

[′mak·sə·məm ə¦lau̇·ə·bəl ′wərk·iŋ ‚presh·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The maximum gage pressure in a pressure vessel at a designated temperature, used for the determination of the set pressure for relief valves.
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