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fail-safe

Decision-making adjective Referring to a mechanism or device incorporated in a system that ensures safety, should the system fail to function properly. See Clinical pathway.

fail-safe

(fāl′sāf″)
Free of problems; infallible. It is used of a device, system, or program manufactured or conceived not to malfunction or to compensate automatically for a malfunction.
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The Joslyn SurgeBan is a suppression system with fail-safe modules.
Railtrack said a power cut had caused a signal - at the centre of the 1999 Paddington rail crash that left 31 dead - to fail-safe into the red position.
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The FSG brakes are available in three sizes and incorporate a fail-safe design.
An automatic system lubricates the two vibratory bearings and ensures fail-safe protection against low air pressure or low grease level.
DEPUTY Premier John Prescott will order rail bosses to stop dragging their feet over a fail-safe system to prevent train crashes.
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Nurnberg, Germany, February 27, 2015 --(PR.com)-- HCC Embedded has introduced fail-safe file system support for eMMC Flash that simplifies software integration and guarantees the integrity of data.
Valves used in ESD and HIPPS fail-safe procedures which have not been operated for a long period of time risk becoming immovable due to the actuator and valve seals becoming stuck together.
The choice of "fail-safe" and soil stress resistant coating systems will enhance the reliability of the pipeline system.
The so-called Brake Pedal Unit (BPU) contains the hydraulic fluid reservoir, pedal damping and hydrostatic fail-safe unit.