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# PR, PL and PD

## English translation: see 'explanation' for suggested answer

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 05:23 Mar 14, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
 French term or phrase: PR, PL and PD PROGRAMME DES FOURS PR1 = 20C/min PL1 = 820C PD1 = 7 min These are settings in a computer program that controls a drying oven. I suspect the program was written in English and these are standard abbreviations in English, but I am unfamiliar with it and can't find a reference for it. (the last character is a numeral one, not a letter I).
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 English translation:see 'explanation' for suggested answer Explanation:"Pr1" is the first ramp rate in °C/min, "PL1" is the first set temperature you wish to achieve in °C, and "Pd1" is the delay time at that set temperature in hours. Have a look at this website which may explain things: http://grover.mirc.gatech.edu/equipment/lind_furnace.shtml
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Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 12:43
 Thanks for your help alizarin. The website reference you gave me is also very helpful for understanding the context of what I'm translating.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

nasee 'explanation' for suggested answerNigel Patterson

1 hr

Explanation:
"Pr1" is the first ramp rate in °C/min, "PL1" is the first set temperature you wish to achieve in °C, and "Pd1" is the delay time at that set temperature in hours.

Have a look at this website which may explain things:

http://grover.mirc.gatech.edu/equipment/lind_furnace.shtml

 Nigel PattersonUnited StatesLocal time: 12:43Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 24
 Thanks for your help alizarin. The website reference you gave me is also very helpful for understanding the context of what I'm translating.