oil buffer

oil buffer

[′ȯil ‚bəf·ər]
(ordnance)
A mechanism on certain types of automatic weapons, especially the caliber-.50 guns, for absorbing the shock of recoil and regulating the speed of firing.

oil buffer

A buffer consisting of a cylinder and a piston or plunger where the oil in the cylinder acts as a medium to absorb and dissipate the kinetic energy of an impact, such as that of a descending elevator car or counterweight acting on the piston or plunger.
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He hinted at developing oil and natural gas deposits in Sulu archipelago and the Liguasan Marsh bordering Maguindanao, Sulan Kudarat and North Cotabato as potential solution to lack of local oil buffer.
Government of India has decided to keep the nation ahead in the quest for securing its vital crude oil buffer inventory by seeking to almost double the capacity of its underground storage caverns through the ambitious Phase-II programme which seeks Public Private Partnership in Indias emerging Hydrocarbon Sector.
Saudi Arabia's oil buffer is ample and Brent will not likely fall below $100 per barrel for long, unless Saudi wants it to, said a report released by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.If oil averages $105 per barrel, Saudi output would have to fall below 7.8 million barrels per day (mbpd) from 10.1 mbpd today to push the government budget into deficit, added the report from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, titled, "BofA Global Energy Weekly -- "Opec discord and oil stability".Also, Saudi spare capacity likely stands north of 2.4 million barrels per day (mbpd), the report highlighted.Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's reaction to swings in oil prices has become faster and deeper than ever, according to an impulse-response analysis conducted by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.
A most important modification was substitution of the AN-M2's oil buffer with a barrel buffer assembly, which contains Belleville spring washers (saucer-shaped) that utilize air as the buffering medium.
The buffer rivets securing the depressors onto the oil buffer body were installed wrong.
Speaking at its main office in Kuwait in a joint televised press conference from Washington and Riyadh, the bank's Chief GCC Economist Tehmina Khan said that non oil estimates for Kuwait remain "strong." Kuwait's economic outlook remains "relatively resilient" due to substantial oil buffers and government reform plans, she added, commenting on a new World Bank report which also projects "modest" growth in the six GCC states over the next six months.
The traction elevators, which use oil buffers, ascend and descend using traction provided by the drive sheave - a grooved wheel connected through gears to a variable-voltage, three-phase direct current hoist motor.