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German translation: Probelauf

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03:43 Mar 27, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: run-off
The sentence is:
The electric test, erection and run off is not included.
The context:
Specification of scope of delivery.
Some lines before it says:
The equipment will be build up and installed.
So I assume the aforementioned test, erection and run off refer to the electric system.
Has anyone an idea?
TIA
Michael
Michael Scheidler
German translation:Probelauf
Explanation:
From the context, and my own experience with machinery specifications, I would translate as "Probelauf" or "Anfahren der Anlage" "Anlassen des Motors" depending on context. For big equipment, usually pieces are built in a factory somewhere, then tested (or not, if someone is short of money)in the factory, shipped, and then installed, connected etc. at the customers site (erection). For complicated equipment, service personnel will then come for checkout, to run the machine a first time, and to train the operators. This is also referred to as start-up or commissioning, and I suppose that is what your text refers to as run-off. Cost of the on-site activities is sometimes substantial and difficult to know in advance (I've once spent 6 days instead of 3 on a start-up) and it's not always very clear whose fault it is, because a lot of the trouble may be interface problems. So it is quite common to exclude these activities from the scope of supply and invoice them separately on a per day basis.
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Uta Moerschell
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Summary of answers provided
naProbelaufUta Moerschell
naSee below
Anthony Frey
naAbfluß
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
naSynchronprüfverfahren
Sabine Schlottky
naTestlaufAnita Millar
naAblauf
Katarina Berger


  

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39 mins
Ablauf


Explanation:
erection = Aufstellung, Montage, Aufbau
run-off ist Ablauf des ganzen Geschehens. Es mag sein, z. B. bei einem Patent, dass diese Sachen dem Stand der Technik entsprechen und nicht neu sind und daher eigentlich "nicht dazugehören".



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Katarina Berger
Germany
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2 hrs
Testlauf


Explanation:
"run" im Zusammenhang mit el. Strom heißt eigenlich laufen lassen (der Maschine) oder fließen (des Stroms). Mit run-off wird wohl ein erstmaliges Laufenlassen, Anwerfen etc. der installierten Maschine gemeint sein. Im Wörterbuch der Luft-und Raumfahrttechnik steht unter run-off "abließen", in diesem Zusammenhang wohl eher das "Durchfließen" des Stroms.

Anita Millar
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2 hrs
Synchronprüfverfahren


Explanation:
Hallo,
Mein Siemens Wörterbuch sagt: run-off method = Synchronprüfverfahren (Zählerprüfung)
Ich denke, das passt in Deinen Kontext. Ablauf ist zu allgemein.
HTH
sabine.schlottky@compuserve.com

Sabine Schlottky
Germany
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2 hrs
Abfluß


Explanation:
1. Abfluß von undurchlässigen Flächen (Field: urban hydrology);
2. Abfluß von städtischem Abluß (Field: urban hydrology "Verschmutzungsbelastung").


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Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
Local time: 12:59
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2 hrs
Probelauf


Explanation:
From the context, and my own experience with machinery specifications, I would translate as "Probelauf" or "Anfahren der Anlage" "Anlassen des Motors" depending on context. For big equipment, usually pieces are built in a factory somewhere, then tested (or not, if someone is short of money)in the factory, shipped, and then installed, connected etc. at the customers site (erection). For complicated equipment, service personnel will then come for checkout, to run the machine a first time, and to train the operators. This is also referred to as start-up or commissioning, and I suppose that is what your text refers to as run-off. Cost of the on-site activities is sometimes substantial and difficult to know in advance (I've once spent 6 days instead of 3 on a start-up) and it's not always very clear whose fault it is, because a lot of the trouble may be interface problems. So it is quite common to exclude these activities from the scope of supply and invoice them separately on a per day basis.

Uta Moerschell
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4 hrs
See below


Explanation:
I have to agree with Moerschel (the response given above). I would also tend to see it as start-up or commissioning, whereas I am more familiar with the term "Inbetriebnahme". Probelauf is usually trial run or test run/operation which is part of commissioning. Erection is usually Errichtung or Montage. Besides the Siemens Wb, other good sources would be Ernst, Woerterbuch der Industriellen Technik and for Internet: "http://www.fh-konstanz.de/studium/fachb/bi/eurocode/index_e....


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Anthony Frey
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