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05:50 May 5, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: utility air
The term is used in the context of compressed air manufacture and relates to a certain type of contract used.

The exact context is:
"Utility air .... is a supply contract but with all the added benefits of the x company service. Utility air is a 'pay for use' contract which guarantees air supply at a fixed rate. We take over the compressor plant, you pay for the air you consume. We do the maintenance and the management, leaving you free to run your business."

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na +1Utility AirUta Moerschell
Wynona Kaspar
Vesna Zivcic
Alexander Schleber



18 mins

utility = Nutzen gives oodles of info on pressurized air, but only uses the term in the link. Other sites using this term are available on Google:


Alexander Schleber
Local time: 21:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1429
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57 mins

How about "Industrieluft"?

Welcome to Cowart Electric!
... air compressors, portable air compressors, utility air compressors, rotary screw, air compessors, compair, leroi, hydrovane, pressure lube compressors, gasoline ...

2. Soko (german)
... SOKO verfügt über eine komplet ausgebaute Infrastuktur (Innenverkehr, Elektroenergie,Industrieluft, Wasser, Telefon ua), die ermöglicht, dass die ...

Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 21:45
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 395

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Ulrike Lieder
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2 days6 hrs

it seems it is a supply of the air that is used/needed
therefore I would coin the phrase "Gebrauchsluft"

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Wynona Kaspar
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:45
PRO pts in pair: 18

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Vesna Zivcic
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10 days peer agreement (net): +1
Utility Air

Ich würde das nicht übersetzen, das ist ja im Prinzip ein Produktname: das Angebot, gegen Bezahlung eine bestimmte Menge Druckluft zu Liefern. Wenn dieses Produkt im deutschen Sprachraum einen anderen Markennahmen haben soll, könnte man sicher mehrere Namen vorschlagen, Nutzluft oder Verbrauchsluft, wie auch schon von anderen erwähnt, Druckluft nach Bedarf oder Druckluft auf Verlangen beschreibt es vielleicht besser, ist aber ein bisschen lang...

Uta Moerschell
Local time: 21:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 36

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agree  Roland Grefer: aber "Markennamen" bitte ohne "h" ... ;-)
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