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English translation: stand-by workshop or trial assembly workshop

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French term or phrase:atelier blanc
English translation:stand-by workshop or trial assembly workshop
Entered by: Paul Kozelka
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23:51 Mar 27, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: atelier blanc
Describes a type of building.

e.g., 1200 m2 de surface couverte, dont 200m2 d'atelier et 100m2 d'atelier blanc.
Paul Kozelka
Local time: 07:16
clean room/workshop
Explanation:
Since "salle blanche" = "clean room"

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Note added at 7 mins (2007-03-27 23:59:04 GMT)
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Not convinced "clean workshop" is really English though. The Chinese seem to be particularly fond of it, e.g.:

During the finishing phase of the clean workshop construction,. all aluminum windows are fixed with ... In order to reach 1000x100 grade of clean room, ...
www.chinaconstruction.com/01-21/en/Pharmaceutical.pdf

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Note added at 17 hrs (2007-03-28 17:02:13 GMT)
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Ah, well, in that case maybe it is the place were "montage en blanc" (trial erection) is done. In the case of many large prefabricated structures, before shipping to site for erection, they (or parts of them) are assembled in the workshop to check that what looked good on the computer drawings actually works in practice, and also to check that machining tolerances are OK, etc. In which case, "trial erection shop"?

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Note added at 17 hrs (2007-03-28 17:06:34 GMT)
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Trial Erection in the Fabrication Shop ... Trial erection is expensive and should be avoided where possible by incorporating methods of site adjustment ...
www.kuleuven.ac.be/bwk/materials/Teaching/master/wg03/l0110...

The test rig for the trial assembly was temporarily. instaUed in a casting bay on the workshop floor level. The installation of the test rig and all the ...
www.springerlink.com/index/WT331Q37R10306H7.pdf

The Chiba Workshop has a specialized trial assembly yard, where structures are pre assembled to check quality and to assure that there will be no problems ...
www.matsuo-bridge.co.jp/english/general/chiba.shtm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages


The final check before painting and shipping the members is the trial assembly. The whole bridge or sections of it are temporarily assembled in our workshop ...
www.matsuo-bridge.co.jp/english/bridges/fabrication/trial-a...

He added that the third concentrator is already in trial assembly processes at the Okahandja workshop. He confirmed that all four telescopes will be ...
www.economist.com.na/2001/140901/story20.htm


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Note added at 17 hrs (2007-03-28 17:07:26 GMT)
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Sorry, that should read "montage à blanc".
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xxxBourth
Local time: 07:16
Grading comment
Thanks for the suggestions; clean workshop just doesn't fit in this context.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +5clean room/workshopxxxBourth


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clean room/workshop


Explanation:
Since "salle blanche" = "clean room"

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 7 mins (2007-03-27 23:59:04 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Not convinced "clean workshop" is really English though. The Chinese seem to be particularly fond of it, e.g.:

During the finishing phase of the clean workshop construction,. all aluminum windows are fixed with ... In order to reach 1000x100 grade of clean room, ...
www.chinaconstruction.com/01-21/en/Pharmaceutical.pdf

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 17 hrs (2007-03-28 17:02:13 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Ah, well, in that case maybe it is the place were "montage en blanc" (trial erection) is done. In the case of many large prefabricated structures, before shipping to site for erection, they (or parts of them) are assembled in the workshop to check that what looked good on the computer drawings actually works in practice, and also to check that machining tolerances are OK, etc. In which case, "trial erection shop"?

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 17 hrs (2007-03-28 17:06:34 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Trial Erection in the Fabrication Shop ... Trial erection is expensive and should be avoided where possible by incorporating methods of site adjustment ...
www.kuleuven.ac.be/bwk/materials/Teaching/master/wg03/l0110...

The test rig for the trial assembly was temporarily. instaUed in a casting bay on the workshop floor level. The installation of the test rig and all the ...
www.springerlink.com/index/WT331Q37R10306H7.pdf

The Chiba Workshop has a specialized trial assembly yard, where structures are pre assembled to check quality and to assure that there will be no problems ...
www.matsuo-bridge.co.jp/english/general/chiba.shtm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages


The final check before painting and shipping the members is the trial assembly. The whole bridge or sections of it are temporarily assembled in our workshop ...
www.matsuo-bridge.co.jp/english/bridges/fabrication/trial-a...

He added that the third concentrator is already in trial assembly processes at the Okahandja workshop. He confirmed that all four telescopes will be ...
www.economist.com.na/2001/140901/story20.htm


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Note added at 17 hrs (2007-03-28 17:07:26 GMT)
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Sorry, that should read "montage à blanc".

xxxBourth
Local time: 07:16
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4135
Grading comment
Thanks for the suggestions; clean workshop just doesn't fit in this context.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rousselures
14 mins

agree  Mark Nathan
7 hrs

agree  Sheila Wilson: yes, clean workshop sounds distinctly odd
8 hrs

agree  Frank Foley: yes, prefer clean room as well
11 hrs

agree  Jock
11 hrs
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