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Wellen- und Kolbendurchführungen, Spindeldurchführungen und Flanschverbindungen

English translation: shaft, rod/piston, and spindle bushings

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German term or phrase:Wellen- und Kolbendurchführungen, Spindeldurchführungen
English translation:shaft, rod/piston, and spindle bushings
Entered by: Jörgen Slet
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22:31 Oct 29, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology / measurement of diffuse emissions
German term or phrase: Wellen- und Kolbendurchführungen, Spindeldurchführungen und Flanschverbindungen
This again comes from the VDI guideline 4285 (Determination of diffusive emissions by measurements). I am translating from the English translation, and I was wondering if the English translation I am working from is valid and if you can explain the pieces of equipment to me? Except for the flange connection of course.

The phrase has been translated as "at shaft and piston ducts and at mandrel ducts and flange connections."

The discussion is about diffuse emissions from crude oil processing industry.

--- The German paragraph is: ---

Bei der Förderung der Produkte durch Apparate und
Rohrleitungen treten Emissionen an Wellen- und
Kolbendurchführungen, Spindeldurchführungen und
Flanschverbindungen auf. Erhöhte Emissionen aus
Dichtelementen sind hauptsächlich auf Alterung und
Verschleiß zurückzuführen. Sachgemäßer Einbau, regelmäßige Funktionsprüfungen und Wartungen sind
deshalb auch hinsichtlich der Emissionen unerlässlich.

--- The English paragraph is: ---

During transport of the products through apparatus
and tubes, emissions occur at shaft and piston ducts
and at mandrel ducts and flange connections. Increased
emissions from sealing elements are principally
due to aging and wear. Therefore, a proper installation,
regular inspections and maintenance are
essential with respect to the emissions.
Jörgen Slet
Estonia
Local time: 10:50
shaft, rod/piston, and spindle bushings
Explanation:
Sad to say, IMO the translator had no idea what this text was about and simply picked a words from a dictionary.

These are all openings for rotating shafts, rods of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders, and spindles of valves. They all require seals, which can leak (which is the basic point of the text).

Also, Rohrleitungen is piping in this context, and the translator used the definite article (the) improperly.

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Note added at 52 mins (2006-10-29 23:24:11 GMT)
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On second thought, the translator may have understood what it is about but didn't know the proper English terms.
Selected response from:

Ken Cox
Local time: 09:50
Grading comment
Thank you for sorting it out!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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shaft, rod/piston, and spindle bushings


Explanation:
Sad to say, IMO the translator had no idea what this text was about and simply picked a words from a dictionary.

These are all openings for rotating shafts, rods of hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders, and spindles of valves. They all require seals, which can leak (which is the basic point of the text).

Also, Rohrleitungen is piping in this context, and the translator used the definite article (the) improperly.

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Note added at 52 mins (2006-10-29 23:24:11 GMT)
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On second thought, the translator may have understood what it is about but didn't know the proper English terms.

Ken Cox
Local time: 09:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15
Grading comment
Thank you for sorting it out!

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