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19:20 Mar 10, 2004
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: fuseplug
assessed a number of spillway upgrade options at XXX Dam to pass the PMP Design Flood. Options assessed included construction of a tertiary spillway, raising of the secondary embankment and provision of a fuseplug spillway.
liamara
Brazil
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4 +2de emergência
Henrique Magalhaes
4escoadoura auxiliar
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de emergência


Explanation:
IN THIS CASE WE ARE TALKING OF A 'ESCOADOURO = SPILLWAY'AND ADDING THE TERM FUSEPLUG I THINK THAT THE PORTUGUESE VERSION WOULD IS 'EMERGÊNCIA'

Henrique Magalhaes
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agree  rhandler
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agree  Claudio Mazotti
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3 days2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
fuseplug spillway
escoadoura auxiliar


Explanation:
This is another option to using the term emergency:
In order to reduce the likelihood of a dam failure, consideration should be given to constructing a separate emergency fuseplug spillway (or auxiliary spillway) to carry part of the spillway discharge at maximum flows.
As the flood increases in size and exceeds the capacity of the dam's standard spillway, the fuseplug is overtopped and washes out. For the maximum probable flood, both the standard dam spillway and fuseplug spillways will discharge at the design discharges.

Chris E. Maeder, M.S.
Senior Technical Engineer
chris.maeder@bossintl.com





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