pressure plateau

pressure plateau

[′presh·ər pla‚tō]
(geology)
An uplifted area of a thick lava flow, measuring up to 10 or 13 feet (3 or 4 meters), the uplift of which is due to the intrusion of new lava from below that does not reach the surface.
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New technologies will also continue to push the envelope for UHPLC systems with the current 20,000 psi operating pressure plateau being pushed toward 30,000 psi.