consumers manifolded

09:59 Dec 21, 2010
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English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial / Getriebeturboverdichter
English term or phrase: consumers manifolded
Es geht um Getriebeturboverdichter. Abschnitt "Multishaft gear type compressor", Unterpunkt "Pipes/Valves":

"Additional recycle line for compressor start up with turbine driver Cooling water piping for all *consumers manifolded*

Aus einem Glossar des Kunden geht hervor, dass manifold allgemein als Sammelleitung verstanden werden kann - ob das immer zutrifft, ist natürlich eine andere Frage.

2. Stelle:
"Compressor drain piping: manifolded"
Es handelt sich dabei um ein anhakbares Kästchen.

Überlegung: Könnte "manifolded" für den Anschluss an eine Verteilerleitung stehen? Was meint ihr?
Local time: 22:22

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Does the Dutch word for manifold help?
John Holloway

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Reference: Does the Dutch word for manifold help?

Reference information:
In UK English automotive engineering terminology, manifold (header in US English) is a bundle of tubes or pipes, mostly made of cast metal, that connects, for example, multiple exhaust outlets from the combustion chambers of an engine block to a single or double exhaust pipe. This is called a spruitstuk in Dutch. Perhaps the German word is similar?
The meaning of <<piping for all consumers manifolded>> is perhaps that the cooling water is distributed from a single or few pipes at source into many (these being the pipes that take cooling water to the <<consumers>> - who could be people, plant or mechanical components requiring cooling).

Note added at 38 mins (2010-12-21 10:38:04 GMT)

"Compressor drain piping: manifolded": In English manifold also appears as a verb - as presented here.
PS: I'm sure you know what manifold means! This is an unusual use in English I thought, thus the comment!

John Holloway
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