Definition of surge tank in English:

surge tank

Syllabification: surge tank


  • A tank connected to a pipe carrying a liquid and intended to neutralize sudden changes of pressure in the flow by filling when the pressure increases and emptying when it drops.
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    • The system will feed into a large surge tank, which will supply nitrogen directly to the gates.
    • After cooling, the milk travels to pasteurized surge tanks and is later pumped to the product fillers.
    • The surge tank acts in the same manner as a swirl pot, supplying an even flow of fuel to the injectors.

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