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en valeur instantanée

English translation: instananeous value

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French term or phrase:en valeur instantanée
English translation:instananeous value
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07:33 Sep 11, 2006
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Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics / water networks
French term or phrase: en valeur instantanée
I am having trouble with the 'Nota' right at the end of this equation. This is taken from a discussion about assessing loss of water through leaks in a water distribution network. My current translation is:
'N.B: with this method, applicable in certain large plants, it is possible to estimate the profit obtained as an immediate value of the loss when the backlog value is reduced' - but I am not happy with this as it sounds confusing and I am not sure I have captured the meaning. Is this what it means, and can someone suggest a better way of putting it?

Backlog de fuites sur conduite : Nc fuites
Backlog de fuites sur branchements : Nb fuites
qc = 100 m3/jour à 50m de pression. Débit moyen d’une fuite invisible sur conduite, voir R1B point c)
qb = 25 m3/jour à 50m de pression. Débit moyen d’une fuite invisible sur branchement, voir R1B point c)
Pression moyenne de service : p en mètres
Perte annuelle : Pfv en m3/an
**Nota : cette méthode applicable dans certaines grandes exploitations permet d’estimer le gain obtenu en valeur instantanée de la perte quand on réduit la valeur du backlog**
French2English
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:34
instananeous value
Explanation:
...for the loss

or: instantaneous loss value

it means an instantaneous (rather than, for example, long-term averaged) value, i.e. at any given moment in time.

The concept of an 'instantaneous value' is very common in lots of branches of applied mathematics.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 22:34
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Thanks Dusty - spot on as usual... your answer has cleared up any doubts I had.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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instananeous value


Explanation:
...for the loss

or: instantaneous loss value

it means an instantaneous (rather than, for example, long-term averaged) value, i.e. at any given moment in time.

The concept of an 'instantaneous value' is very common in lots of branches of applied mathematics.

Tony M
France
Local time: 22:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 31
Grading comment
Thanks Dusty - spot on as usual... your answer has cleared up any doubts I had.
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