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airlock

An intermediate, enclosed chamber of a vacuum or pressure system through which an object may be passed, as in electron microscopy, without effectively changing the vacuum or pressure of the main body of the system.
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If it is abrasive or corrosive, it increases the distance between the vane and the housing, so the airlock gets more and more lost.
During the RP-1431 airlock study (see Figure 9), four typical airlock types are listed--cascading, bubble, sink and dual-compartment--based on pressure differential arrangements among corridor, airlock and cleanroom (Sun 2012).
Reseal it, after sterilizing the lid and replacing the liquid in your airlock with more sterile solution.
The introduction of AirLock marks a new era in the evolution of information security software--that of protecting the company's most critical applications and services within the network perimeter.
This means that during the accident someone tried to get out and went into this airlock and closed the lower hatch and let in water in order to go further," he said.
ZIVIT - Software maintenance of various Airlock licenses for the period 1.
Equipment: ISH-96 High Efficiency Cyclone, ALHD-12RD Heavy Duty Airlock, ALHD-12SQ Heavy Duty Airlock, ALHD-24RD Heavy Duty Airlock, IBD30-10 Backdraft Damper, IBD35-10 Backdraft Damper, Duct and Fittings
Tokyo, June 20 (ANI): The Tokyo Electric Power Company will open a nuclear reactor airlock at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to ease the sauna-like conditions inside.
After the glitch was fixed, Bowen, who was with fellow astronaut Alvin Drew, returned to the station's airlock having spent about six-anda-half hours in space.
Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson entered a secure airlock inside the space station, where they had to wait to make sure no ammonia had clung to their spacesuits.
Tim Kopra, who made his first space walk, and Dave Wolf, an old hand with four walks under his belt, returned to the ISS s decompression chamber and closed the airlock at 2151 GMT Saturday, 37 minutes ahead of schedule, NASA TV reported.