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pump fail·ure

a term used to emphasize mechanical default of the heart as a pump; in acute myocardial infarction, pump failure signifies congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or cardiogenic shock. Compare: electrical failure.
Synonym(s): power failure

pump failure

A colloquial term for cardiac failure.
See: cardiac failure
See also: failure
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While it will not protect against pump failure due to FOD, it will let you know when it's about to wear out and fail.
Float switches are also a frequent cause of pump failure.
I was looking for a new cooling system that would be reliable and offer the redundancy to enable it to continue running even with a pump failure," Burton said.
A pump failure and dropping water levels delayed the last two paddlers in the final - Florence and Slovakia's Matej Benus - by over 20 minutes.
Lancer 64 experienced a fuel transfer pump failure about 20 minutes into a four-ship F-15E training sortie.
Button's day had started on a dud note too as his Vodafone McLaren coughed to a halt with a fuel pump failure and he spent hours on the sidelines before charging up the field.
A cruel water pump failure robbed al-Attiyah of a potential podium finish in the Dakar Rally that finishes on Saturday in Chile and al-Attiyah's focus has now switched to the home event that he has won nine times in the past 10 years.
True (A) or false (B): Cardiac failure symptoms in children with shunts is mostly due to a volume - loaded heart and neuroendocrine response, not due to myocardial pump failure.
Because of the remoteness of the project, an additional 18-inch pump was placed just out of the bypass system in the event of a total catastrophic pump failure.
Most chilled-water and cooling-water pumps to the process will be fixed-speed pumps, and most sites will have multiple pumps, with some on standby in case of pump failure.
Many of the products being pumped in mining operations change in either pH or salinity content as they are managed over time and we were experiencing pump failure as a result of corrosion," he said.
The system is housed in a NEMA 4 key-lockable cabinet and is equipped with alarms to alert the user in the event of pump failure, purifier high water level, system high pressure and flow switch.