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12:16 Nov 4, 2008
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Nuclear Eng/Sci
French term or phrase:banalisation
L'aspiration de la pompe SRU-1 est prise sur une tuyauterie de banalisation pouvant être lignée sur le filtre à chaînes « FAC1 » ou le tambour filtrant « TF2 ».
The diagram indicates a simple arrangement of a pump and 2 filters. There is one section of pipe leading from the pump to a T junction where the pipe splits in two directions, one to each filter. There is a valve between each filter and the T.
I don't know why this is called "tuyauterie de banalisation". It is used again later in the text: Toutes les vannes, de banalisation, de diversification et de conduite inter-train, du circuit sont des vannes manuelles.
Explanation: Sounds like it's referring to a pipe that is the main feed to other more specific branches. "Banalisation" usually means variations of "common"or "standard" in the sense of 'unspecific' (in other unrelated contexts also means 'trivial/trivialized' though not here).
Rimas Balsys Local time: 02:46 Works in field Native speaker of: English
28 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
universal or general purpose
Explanation: is what's given in the AFNOR Framatome glossary for banalisable and would seem to work here too
Claire Cox United Kingdom Local time: 10:46 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 135
I decided to use "normal operation" if I couldn't find another way of describing the system and avoiding the term banalisation altogether.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Yes, I started using "general purpose" but then began to wonder if there was another meaning as I came across it again and again. "Il est aussi recommandé d'éviter au maximum les zones mortes des banalisations pouvant être sujettes à des développements de biosalissures."
1 hr confidence:
Explanation: Dictionnaire général de la technique industrielle (Martin Ernst) Vol IX : "banalisation (par ex entre 2 machines) : commonality ... two-way-working (chemin de fer) / either-direction working"
Michael GREEN France Local time: 11:46 Native speaker of: English