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garage à guirlande

English translation: festoon storage area

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French term or phrase:garage à guirlande
English translation:festoon storage area
Entered by: David Goward
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10:15 Mar 12, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / Container cranes/rope-towed trolley
French term or phrase: garage à guirlande
The "guirlande" here appears to be a festoon cable that is used to supply power to the operator's cabin on the trolley that shuttles along the beam of the container crane (cf. http://www.liftech.net/LiftechPublications/machtrly.pdf).

I'm presuming that this "garage" is some form of "house" for this festoon. Can anyone confirm? Here's the passage:

"Toutes dispositions seront prises à l'entrée du garage à guirlande pour éviter aux câbles et aux blochets de s'accrocher à la structure en cas de vents violents perpendiculaires au déplacement de la guirlande."
David Goward
France
Local time: 02:09
festoon storage area
Explanation:
Nicely general. In the example below (full illustrations) it seems the festoons are simply "parked" at one end of a rail, in the open air as it were. This could well be the "garage" (storage area), and your text might not actually imply any sort of protective housing (but it might!). Irrespective of whether there is a housing, and the cables must not snag on it as they enter the "entrance slot", protection may be required so that the festoons do not snag any other structure within reach.

Festoon storage area is. within the crane bridge length. ... Install festoon end clamp to secure festoon cable at the end of the festoon trolley extension. ...

Install festoon trolleys into the storage area of gantry track …
www.craneinabox.co.uk/I&M011.pdf
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xxxBourth
Local time: 02:09
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Actually, I think there is some form of housing as, in another section, it is given as an example of a "construction métallique", but this general solution will do nicely. Thanks!
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festoon storage area


Explanation:
Nicely general. In the example below (full illustrations) it seems the festoons are simply "parked" at one end of a rail, in the open air as it were. This could well be the "garage" (storage area), and your text might not actually imply any sort of protective housing (but it might!). Irrespective of whether there is a housing, and the cables must not snag on it as they enter the "entrance slot", protection may be required so that the festoons do not snag any other structure within reach.

Festoon storage area is. within the crane bridge length. ... Install festoon end clamp to secure festoon cable at the end of the festoon trolley extension. ...

Install festoon trolleys into the storage area of gantry track …
www.craneinabox.co.uk/I&M011.pdf


xxxBourth
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Actually, I think there is some form of housing as, in another section, it is given as an example of a "construction métallique", but this general solution will do nicely. Thanks!

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