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pressure vessel

Translation of pressure vessel in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of boiler) recipiente (masculine) a presión
    Example sentences
    • The annulus can be considered as a thickwalled pressure vessel containing the nucleus.
    • A pressure vessel inside the toilet tank uses the water supply to compress air.
    • The internal dimensions of the cylindrical pressure vessel were 25 mm in diameter and 20 mm in height, with wet filter paper inside the vessel to maintain it at 100% RH.
    1.2 (in nuclear reactor) vasija (feminine) del reactor
    Example sentences
    • The pressure vessel for nuclear reactors is crucial equipment for the second-phase power projects at Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant.
    • But at Three Mile Island, the pressure vessel did not fail (which would have allowed the core to fall into the containment structure), even though it was not designed to withstand the heat the accident generated.
    • It's used to avoid defects in nuclear reactor pressure vessels or it may be on an aircraft to avoid catastrophic failure of an air structure.

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