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safing

[′sāf·iŋ]
(ordnance)
As applied to weapons and ammunition, the changing from a state of readiness for initiation to a safe condition.

safing

1. A barrier which is placed in an air duct around a component (such as a filter) to ensure that air flows through the component rather than around it.
2. In multi-story construction, a fire-stop in the space between the floor slab and a curtain wall, 1 to help retain the integrity of fire-resistance ratings.
3. The fire safety insulation around floor perimeters between the floor slabs and the spandrel panels, which seals off any such openings in floors and walls. Also called safing off.
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He quickly dispatched a response crew, cordoned the immediate area and oversaw the safing of the aircraft and its quick return to the parking location.
This safety-first approach ensured the safety of personnel present during safing procedures and prevented additional damage to a $320,000 gun system.
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He then summoned flight line supervisory personnel who declared a ground emergency as A1C Shivley initiated the landing gear ground safing procedure.