amorce du filet d'écrou

English translation: start of the thread for the nut

12:02 Jul 21, 2020
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
French term or phrase: amorce du filet d'écrou
Any deep-sea fisherwomen or -men with knowledge of marine engines out there? Form an orderly queue please.

Court case to do with breakage of shaft line on a trawler. AAA is the name of the trawler.

"Le 20 juin 2015, la tige de commande du pas d'hélice du AAA se serait ensuite cassée, au niveau de l'amorce du filet d'écrou, soit au droit de l'épaulement (Pièce n°12)."

Unfortunately, no other excerpts would throw any more light on this. On the face of it amorce seems kind of odd to me: perhaps it just means "where the thread starts".

It would seem, possibly, that filet d'écrou may refer to a specific and known part of this control rod, connu à l'homme de l'art. Tony M? Chris Collister?

The FR-EN translator's "nightmare" compound preposition in the above is as baffling as usual: au droit de can as ever mean "in line with", "perpendicular to", "level with", "directly above/below", ... in fact pretty much anything you like.
Mpoma
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:33
English translation:start of the thread for the nut
Explanation:
I am seeing this as a shaft or rod that has a slightly reduced diameter on the end, which is threaded to take a nut.

The point where the thread starts is also where the diameter is reduced (cf. épaulement') and is often a weak point in such components.

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Yes, I totally agree with Chris C.'s discussion post — and I would say it is seeking to explain 'the thread intended for screwing the nut on', rather than the actual internal thread of the nut itself.
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start of the thread for the nut


Explanation:
I am seeing this as a shaft or rod that has a slightly reduced diameter on the end, which is threaded to take a nut.

The point where the thread starts is also where the diameter is reduced (cf. épaulement') and is often a weak point in such components.

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Note added at 1 day 47 mins (2020-07-22 12:50:03 GMT)
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Yes, I totally agree with Chris C.'s discussion post — and I would say it is seeking to explain 'the thread intended for screwing the nut on', rather than the actual internal thread of the nut itself.

Tony M
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agree  Daryo
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  -> Thanks, Daryo!

agree  Séverine Watson
19 hrs
  -> Merci, Séverine !
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