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quench

An MRI term for a loss of superconductivity, an event that can only occur in superconducting magnets and results in total magnet failure. It is characterised by a rapid rise in magnet resistivity, which generates enough heat to evaporate the magnet coolant (liquid helium), creating a hazard that requires emergency venting to protect patients and operators.

quench,

v to cool a hot object rapidly by plunging it into water or oil.

quench

to put out, extinguish, or suppress; to cool (as hot metal) by immersing in water. In liquid scintillation counting, any process taking place within the sample container which results in a decrease in number or intensity of the light flashes produced, thus lowering the amount of energy recorded.
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The Tokamak environment will be a very noisy one for our instruments--that's one of the challenges of quench detection in ITER," says Felix.
Compared to conventional rotary drum continuous-process cooking, recapturing heat and water from cooker overflow and quench systems can result in considerable savings.
Mr McCarthy insists First Quench was already talking to KPMG, who became its administrators, when it agreed to buy the franchise.
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First Quench, which also trades as Wine Rack, The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up and Victoria Wine, fell into administration in October after struggling amid the recession.
First Quench originally operated around 1,200 stores as the Threshers, Wine Rack, The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up and Victoria Wine brands, employing approximately 6,300 people.
First Quench operated around 1,200 stores and employed some 6,300 staff.
We continue to work closely with the administrators of First Quench Retailing and await notification from them as to how they wish the supply chain operation to proceed while they seek a buyer or buyers for the business," said a spokesman for Norbert Dentressangle.
First Quench - which also trades as The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up and Victoria Wine - fell into administration last month after struggling in the recession.
First Quench - which also trades as Wine Rack, The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up and Victoria Wine - fell into administration last month after struggling amid the recession.
First Quench - who also trade as Wine Rack, The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up and Victoria Wine - went into administration last month.
SCORES of off-licence jobs in the Midlands were at risk today after Threshers and Wine Rack parent First Quench Retailing went into administration.