sens du feu

English translation: direction of fire

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French term or phrase:sens du feu
English translation:direction of fire
Entered by: kj1308

09:18 Nov 19, 2019
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Door/window fire resistance
French term or phrase: sens du feu
This term appears in a fire resistance classification report; the "sens du feu" is described as being "indifférent" and "côté contreface".
kj1308
United Kingdom
direction of fire
Explanation:
In your example, the fire can be directed to the back-face, that is the face of a surface that is not visible (interior of cladding for instance), or to any of the faces.

Careful, here "contreface" is badly spelled. It should be "contre-face", which is translated into back-face, and not counterface, something completely different.
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Nicolas Gambardella
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:51
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direction of fire


Explanation:
In your example, the fire can be directed to the back-face, that is the face of a surface that is not visible (interior of cladding for instance), or to any of the faces.

Careful, here "contreface" is badly spelled. It should be "contre-face", which is translated into back-face, and not counterface, something completely different.

Nicolas Gambardella
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:51
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Manie van den Heever
20 mins

agree  Tony M
30 mins

agree  philgoddard: Back face, with no hyphen.
2 hrs

agree  writeaway
4 hrs

agree  B D Finch
7 hrs
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