water barrier


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water barrier

A runway overrun barrier using water as a retarding material. Normally, fine river sand is the preferred agent for retardation, and then it is referred to as a soft-ground arrester.
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3M Fire and Water Barrier Tape is ideal for sealing perimeter joints (curtain wall joints) and other construction joints, as well as selected through penetration applications.
PNN reporter said on Sunday that Israeli sources declared Israeli intentions to build a security water barrier along the borders with Jordan and Egypt in the Red Sea.
Individual micelles alone can't easily penetrate the unstirred water barrier.
The funds may go towards a plan the government is considering to build a 1.4-kilometre underground water barrier, by freezing the ground around reactors 1-4 on the site, the report said.
The global yardstick pegs countries with less than an annual 500 cubic metres of water per person as having reached the "water barrier" -- a critical line below which it becomes difficult to survive.
It will also serve as a water barrier that, as it turns out, Con Ed needs if there's a storm surge in order to prevent blackouts in the area.
The sketch omits the water barrier on the exterior sheathing, flashing on the steel lintel above the PTAC, as well as flashing beneath the PTAC--all elements that are required for reliable and durable water penetration resistance.
Thompson ran with the lead pack in heat two the entire race, before breaking to the front over the final water barrier with 150 meters remaining.
It has a relatively poor water barrier and poor chemical resistance to most solvents and virtually all aromatic solvents.
Shower stalls that are 30" x 60" minimum shall not have curbs." This is a far cry from the water barrier that a traditional bathtub wall provides.
"Last week, North Tyneside Council engineers inspected the site, and in particular, the structure which acts as a water barrier between the pitch and neighbouring residences.
Major changes related to the Florida Building Code include: allowing licensed roofing contractors to perform additional functions of replacing and removing wood roof sheathing and fascia during re-roofing work; clarifying the definition of "manufactured building" to include the terms "modular" and "factory built" buildings; clarifying that "temporary" buildings are buildings other than those designated permanent in an approved development order; providing language to ensure the preservation of flexibility to achieve a secondary water barrier by allowing more than a single accepted method; repealing s.