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sélectivité verticale

English translation: vertical selectivity

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15:34 Nov 17, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / Electrification of railway lines
French term or phrase: sélectivité verticale
Electrical protection for a railway power supply system:

"La protection électrique coté énergie primaire (disjoncteur général de l'armoire) doit respecter la sélectivité verticale par rapport à la distribution électrique du local technique ou de la station et par rapport à la distribution interne de l’armoire. "

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Laurence Nunny
Spain
Local time: 02:28
English translation:vertical selectivity
Explanation:
I do not have specific knowledge of the term to back this up, but I think you'll find that the direct, literal translation is correct here.

It refers to the hierarchy of protection device ratings in order to achieve correct discrimination.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 02:28
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3 +1vertical selectivity
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vertical selectivity


Explanation:
I do not have specific knowledge of the term to back this up, but I think you'll find that the direct, literal translation is correct here.

It refers to the hierarchy of protection device ratings in order to achieve correct discrimination.

Tony M
France
Local time: 02:28
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agree  xxxBourth: We shall have no discrimination here, thank you very much, correct or otherwise.
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