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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
French term or phrase:barrière haie
From the specifications of a gantry providing access to the exterior and doors of very large aircraft for maintenance:
Pour rappel, les modifications spécifiques intégrées dans le nouvel accès soute consistent à :
1. Un remplacement de la barrière écluse par une barrière haie
2. L’ajout d’un nouveau support pour reprise de la palette soute version A (moins large que les versions B/C)
3. L’ajout d’un portillon pour sécuriser la zone en version A
4. Un agrandissement de la zone côté avion (uniquement sur les accès soute en version allemande), car la largeur n’est pas compatible de la dimension de la porte A.
I need to understand the difference between these two "barrières"
I've often come across 'écluse' conveying the idea of a pair of swing gates (like a lock on a canal), and I wonder if 'haie' could be referring to the type of 'haie' used in athletics, a 'hurdle', i.e. perhaps just a simple bar that can be lifted up, for example?
Just a vague hunch, but hope it may lead you to a proper answer!
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Explanation: the type of barrier found around machine tools, or even the type in individual parking spaces
MartinPorto Portugal Local time: 11:00 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 18
Reference information: We've had barrière écluse here before. It's a safety system that provides a barrier at all times, even when the barrier is "open", i.e. it's like a pair of lock gates or the doors of an airlock between stairs and a landing. The previous KudoZ established that it is called a "pallet gate" because of its application in pallet loading applications. See this link:
I can well see such a system being used on a platform providing access to aircraft doors, so that in either position the gate will not leave an opening in the safety railing (should the aircraft not be alongside).
Whether "pallet gate" is an appropriate name in this situation might be debatable (though your text goes on to mention pallets, I don't understand the connection in this maintenance context).
Presumably the barrière haie is, as Tony says, like a "hurdle", a "simple" gate, be it side-hinged, lifting, etc.
-------------------------------------------------- Note added at 1 hr (2011-09-07 09:22:27 GMT) --------------------------------------------------
Note that an haie morte is not a dead hedge (though it may initially have been) but what we call a fence, presumably originally one made of wood (branches?), like a picket fence or a post-and-bar fence, a manmade structure fulfilling the "containment/barrier" function of a hedge. Athletics hurdles were presumably "bits of fence", or even "gates" removed from a fence, originally. They have evolved into the easily tumblable single-bar version we see on our running tracks, but I don't think haie need mean it has only one bar.
xxxBourth Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 806