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English translation: dry

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French term or phrase:à/en sec
English translation:dry
Entered by: irishpolyglot
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10:44 Oct 22, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
French term or phrase: à/en sec
This is connected to a question I just asked. I was told that cru and cuit mean green and fired, respectively.
This document discusses ceramic capacitors in the context of improving signal/noise ratios. When contrasted with "fired", what does à sec mean here?

...les densités tant à sec qu’à cuit ne l’étaient que par 6 à 7 facteurs (parmi A, B, C, D, G, H, I, J) et avec une variance résiduelle comprise entre 29,8 et 55%...

Other examples:
Il n’y a eu qu’une seule fente observée en sec sur la totalité des 1200 pièces réalisées ! On ne peut donc réaliser aucun dépouillement sur cette caractéristique.

La hiérarchie des facteurs sur les cotes en sec et à cuit aussi bien sur leur valeur que leur dispersion...
irishpolyglot
Ireland
Local time: 21:17
dry
Explanation:
If cuit is fired and cru is green (still containing a lot of water), then I can only guess that sec is dry (sun/air-dried, as opposed to dried and baked in a kiln).

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Note added at 39 mins (2007-10-22 11:23:23 GMT)
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Figure 11.7-1 presents a general process flow diagram for ceramic products manufacturing. The basic steps include raw material procurement, beneficiation, mixing, forming, green machining, drying, presinter thermal processing, glazing, firing, final processing, and packaging. The following paragraphs describe these operations in detail
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11.7.2.6 Drying -
After forming, ceramics must be dried. Drying must be carefully controlled to strike a balance between minimizing drying time and avoiding differential shrinkage, warping, and distortion. The most commonly used method of drying ceramics is by convection, in which heated air is circulated around the ceramics. Air drying often is performed in tunnel kilns, which typically use heat recovered from the cooling zone of the kiln. Periodic kilns or dryers operating in batch mode also are used. Convection drying also is carried out in divided tunnel dryers, which include separate sections with independent temperature and humidity controls. An alternative to air drying is radiation drying in which microwave or infrared radiation is used to enhance drying.

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42/ch11/final/c11s07.pdf

However, nothing suggests that components are in an operational state after drying alone.

Of course if they are discussing the points in the manufacturing process at which defects are formed, become visible, or can be detected, this may be relevant.
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xxxBourth
Local time: 22:17
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Thanks!! The most straightforward answer does make sense; I was just worried that there might be a specialist term. It's good - cheers!
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Explanation:
If cuit is fired and cru is green (still containing a lot of water), then I can only guess that sec is dry (sun/air-dried, as opposed to dried and baked in a kiln).

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Note added at 39 mins (2007-10-22 11:23:23 GMT)
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Figure 11.7-1 presents a general process flow diagram for ceramic products manufacturing. The basic steps include raw material procurement, beneficiation, mixing, forming, green machining, drying, presinter thermal processing, glazing, firing, final processing, and packaging. The following paragraphs describe these operations in detail
[ ... ]
11.7.2.6 Drying -
After forming, ceramics must be dried. Drying must be carefully controlled to strike a balance between minimizing drying time and avoiding differential shrinkage, warping, and distortion. The most commonly used method of drying ceramics is by convection, in which heated air is circulated around the ceramics. Air drying often is performed in tunnel kilns, which typically use heat recovered from the cooling zone of the kiln. Periodic kilns or dryers operating in batch mode also are used. Convection drying also is carried out in divided tunnel dryers, which include separate sections with independent temperature and humidity controls. An alternative to air drying is radiation drying in which microwave or infrared radiation is used to enhance drying.

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42/ch11/final/c11s07.pdf

However, nothing suggests that components are in an operational state after drying alone.

Of course if they are discussing the points in the manufacturing process at which defects are formed, become visible, or can be detected, this may be relevant.


xxxBourth
Local time: 22:17
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Thanks!! The most straightforward answer does make sense; I was just worried that there might be a specialist term. It's good - cheers!
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