One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A container designed to hold material at high pressures.
- ‘At the publication of the standard, Canadian requirements stated there was no national regulation dealing with pressure vessels.’
- ‘Thus the disc acts as a thick-walled pressure vessel.’
- ‘All alterations must comply with the section of code to which the original boiler or pressure vessel was constructed.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The annulus can be considered as a thickwalled pressure vessel containing the nucleus.’
- ‘Brittle failures in tanks, pressure vessels, pipelines, and bridges have been documented as far back as the year 1886.’
- ‘State investigators said the head blew off a nine-foot pressure vessel after workers had loosened a few of the bolts on the head in preparation for cleaning.’
- ‘Digesters are tanks or pressure vessels ranging in height from 25-50 ft and in diameter from 8-12 ft.’
- ‘For example, spacecraft, aircraft, and submarines have sealed pressure vessels that operate in hazardous environments.’
- ‘A pressure vessel inside the toilet tank uses the water supply to compress air.’
- ‘A heavy steel cylinder could have been a pressure vessel; considering the circumstances of the wrecking, it was unlikely to be a torpedo!’
- ‘This type of steel is used for submarines, aerospace applications, and pressure vessels, and is normally available as plate.’
- ‘Although a number of pressure vessels have been described in the literature, which are specifically designed for the use on microscope stages, none is suitable for single molecule detection.’
- ‘It allows engineers to do real-time calculations such as beam design, column design, spring design, pressure vessels, interference fits, spring mass systems, and so forth.’
- ‘In this case, the pressure is applied by means of a hot inert gas in a pressure vessel.’
- ‘The material combination of high strength, good toughness, and weldability should prompt designers to specify it for welded pressure vessels for the storage of cryogens.’
- ‘Despite the miniature volcano seething inside the pressure vessel, the laboratory is a quiet place for a talk.’
- ‘Their employer was the John Pickle Company, a manufacturer of oil pipelines and pressure vessels on the desolate western limits of town.’
- ‘Typical applications include cooking utensils, pressure vessels, and building products (siding, gutters and so on).’
- ‘The main pressure vessel of the test rig is 17.5 metres long and weighs 12 tons.’
- 1.1 An enclosed structure containing a nuclear reactor core immersed in pressurized coolant.
- ‘The fracture toughness of A533 Grade B Class 1 steel has been studied extensively for nuclear reactor pressure vessels.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This type of fatigue failure must be considered in the design of nuclear pressure vessels, steam turbines, and most other types of power machinery.’
- ‘The pressure vessel for nuclear reactors is crucial equipment for the second-phase power projects at Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant.’
- ‘When the inspection was carried out, an area of corrosion the size of a pineapple was found on the reactor's pressure vessel head.’
pressure vessel/ˈpreSHər ˈvesəl/
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