star valve

star valve

[′stär ‚valv]
(food engineering)
In a machine for preparing puffed foods, a thick wheel with vanes that rotates in a tight-fitting cylindrical casing and transfers the product from a higher pressure to a lower pressure, or vice versa. Also known as rotary lock.
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Our FE recalled that a maintenance action form (MAF) had been signed off for the landing gear star valve and concluded an inspection of the hydraulic service center (HSC) may help in determining the cause of our slow gear retraction.
Our FE, realizing he may have closed the landing gear star valve instead of opening it, suggested verifying the position once again.
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