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Tech/Engineering / building construction
|French term or phrase: attentes|
|engineering (building construction) - in a list of items under "Le Confort" (du batiment) "Attentes bouchonnees en faux-plafond sur la boucle d'eau glacee a raison de 20 points par plateau..." |
I found "seatings" used in an engineering context for another Proz query - but I'm not sure this is the same.
Could it simply be that the author is trying to say that the chilling line is plugged in wait.
In this case you may also consider:
Pluggeg on hold.
This is just a suggestion
REF en attente in GDT but used extensively in engineering to say on hold or stand by.
bouchon = plug of course.
You should be able to tell by the context of the document
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BOB DE DENUS
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|Yes, actually there was very little context in the document - just a list of building specs. But this term seems most appropriate.|
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The entry reads:
Toother (in new work) brique, pierre d'attente
But I understand better "seating".
For "bouchonnées" > capped or plugged ?
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These are outlets from the chilled water system, capped/plugged pending further plumbing work or connection to equipment. I'm not sure of the term in English, hence low confidence level.
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From your context, I understand that this is a plumbing device. "Attente" means simpliy "in waiting", ready to be connected. The device is watertight and , for the time being, plugged.
Would that fit your context?
seating portage d'étanchéité n. m.
portage n. m.
Surface géométriquement parfaite usinée sur le ou les sièges, ou sur l'obturateur d'un appareil de robinetterie, afin d'en assurer l'étanchéité à la fermeture.
Le portage d'étanchéité est généralement dit portée de siège ou siège, côté corps de l'appareil, et simplement portée, côté obturateur.
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