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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sergeant Avant's actions to remove the gun firing cam, safing cam and barrels were successful in freeing two chambered 30 millimeter projectiles.
Then he will reposition the satellite toward fellow astronaut William Fisher, in the open cargo bay, who will lock down the original activating switch, install some "shorting plugs' to make sure the sequencer stays out of action and, just to be on the triply-safe side, insert "safing pins' so that the rocket would not fire even if it got the signal.
The aircrew were unaware of the severity of the condition that had been created, landed and parked the HH-60 normally instead of proceeding to the hung-gun safing area.
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.