partie femelle-partie mâle

English translation: female part - male part

15:01 Oct 22, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Nuclear Eng/Sci
French term or phrase: partie femelle-partie mâle
Looking for a bit of advice from nuclear specialists. The sentence is the following:

"Les ultrasons mesurent alternativement la partie femelle du dispositif, intégrée à la cuve, et la partie mâle fixée sur l'interne."

The text is about an ultrasonic robot used to measure the gap or play between two components of a nuclear reactor - at a depth of 20m within the reactor pool. The aim is to determine whether the space between the internals and the vessel increases over time (as the internals are removed then reinstalled using guide rails when the reactor is shut down).

Can anyone help me then with the partie femelle and partie mâle? Would the "femelle" be the guide rails and the "mâle" the rods? Or have I misunderstood completely?! Is there perhaps a more generic way of expressing the terms?

Many thanks.
katiej
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:49
English translation:female part - male part
Explanation:
From your description it doesn't sound as if there is any need to over-translate it. There are many parts to a nuclear reactor - it doesn't necessary refer to the guide rails and rods.
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John Fossey
Canada
Local time: 11:49
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female part - male part


Explanation:
From your description it doesn't sound as if there is any need to over-translate it. There are many parts to a nuclear reactor - it doesn't necessary refer to the guide rails and rods.

John Fossey
Canada
Local time: 11:49
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Asker: Ah right, wasn't sure if it was that simple. Thank you.


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