tranche nucléaire

English translation: nuclear unit

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French term or phrase:tranche nucléaire
English translation:nuclear unit
Entered by: Mike Higgins

12:09 Nov 26, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Nuclear Eng/Sci
French term or phrase: tranche nucléaire
This seems to mean the same as centrale nucléaire, could it mean 'reactor', given that it is used in the context of a header row in a table giving the names of individual reactors...

This document talks about electricity generation, which is not my specialist field, but only in passing, that's why I'm lacking in vocab!
Mike Higgins
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:56
nuclear unit
Explanation:
I found this in the Grand dictionnaire terminologique, and it would seem to fit your context quite nicely.

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Note added at 8 mins (2006-11-26 12:18:43 GMT)
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Definition from the GDT entry:

"Unité autonome de production comportant trois ensembles : le réacteur, le groupe des turbo-alternateurs et le génie civil."

So it's definitely not a reactor, but a reactor can form part of a nuclear unit.
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Rowan Morrell
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nuclear unit


Explanation:
I found this in the Grand dictionnaire terminologique, and it would seem to fit your context quite nicely.

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Note added at 8 mins (2006-11-26 12:18:43 GMT)
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Definition from the GDT entry:

"Unité autonome de production comportant trois ensembles : le réacteur, le groupe des turbo-alternateurs et le génie civil."

So it's definitely not a reactor, but a reactor can form part of a nuclear unit.


    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com/btml/fra/r_motclef/index800...
Rowan Morrell
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sylvia Smith: Beat me to it!
1 min
  -> Thanks Sylvia.

agree  Alice Saunders (X)
19 mins
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agree  Claire Cox: Definitely!
52 mins
  -> Thanks Claire.

agree  Charlie Bavington (X): That's certainly what EDF like to call 'em (in translation, I mean)
1 hr
  -> Thanks for that info, Charlie.

agree  Hebat-Allah El Ashmawy
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Hebat-Allah.

agree  cjohnstone: or nuclear power unit
3 hrs
  -> Seems like a viable option. Thanks Catherine.

agree  Alison Jenner
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Alison.

agree  Bourth (X): Not in the glossaries/Kudoz Term Search by now?
5 hrs
  -> If it wasn't, it will be after this. Thanks Bourth.
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