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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
French term or phrase:ébauche
Ebauche here is in connection with protection anodes used in marinas/ports etc. Is it some sort of stub on which the anodes are manufactured before being removed for installation?? (here they are being used with sheet piling):
"La société XXXX nous a alors indiqué par un courrier de janvier 2007 que 16 ébauches (permettant de réaliser 48 anodes par découpe en trois de chaque ébauche) avaient en fait été prélevées sur le stock appartenant à YYYY et initialement détenu par la société ZZZZ.
Extrait de ce courrier :
« Ces ébauches ont été prélevées sur le stock YYYY détenu par la société ZZZZ en attente de pose »"
These are the only mentions of the "ébauches". The reason for the correspondence quoted above is a bizarre set of circumstances surrounding the "disappearance" of a number of these anodes - life doesn't get much more exciting than this!!
Explanation: Anodes (or often cathodes) are made of a sacrificial metal which corrodes in preference to the (usually) steel they are intended to protect. As such, they are first cast, then machined or drilled so that they can be fixed in place.
Explanation: The required profile is produced in say 6 meter lengths and is then cut down to size depending on the installation requirements. No doubt stolen because of their value. Easier and more profitable to steal metal than rob banks.
Bashiqa France Local time: 01:23 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 49
Reference information: CC's "rough casting" seems good, as does the idea of blanks.
But maybe its more finished, like bars of chocolate - you cut/break-off pieces from a bar/slab. i.e. convenience-packs of 3.
Piling Anodes Datasheet
142 x 110 - 4 ko - jpg www.stoprust.com
kashew France Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 106