English translation: zone valve

German term or phrase:Bereichsventil
English translation:zone valve
Entered by: Michael Bailey

10:50 Apr 19, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / fire alarm / extinguisher systems
German term or phrase: Bereichsventil
Die rote LED leuchtet, wenn das Bereichsventil geöffnet ist.

Presumably a valve that is used to control a certain section of a extinguishing system.
Michael Bailey
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zone valve
..just a guess.
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4sectional valve
Sandy A Pirie
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zone valve

..just a guess.

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sectional valve

A 'sectional valve' is, from a grammatical perspective, a possible translation of 'Bereichsventil' - (as you are probably aware,) there are countless examples of English expressing German 'Noun+noun' words as an adjective followed by a noun.

I also wondered whether rephrasing along the lines of the second quoted example might also fit, namely to speak of a 'space/location served by such and such part of the system'

... Verify all valves are open in the system (including fire hydrant sectional valves) ... of the fire extinguisher above finish floor or grade and shall be ... 2005FireInspectionsChecklist.pdf

(7) Every fire-extinguishing system referred to in subsection (1) or (2) shall be capable of being activated manually

(a) from a location close to but outside each space served by it; and

(b) at the location where the extinguishing medium is stored.

(8) At each access to every space served by a fire-extinguishing system referred to in subsection (1) or (2) there shall be a notice indicating that the space contains such a system and stating which fire extinguishing medium is used. 2005FireInspectionsChecklist.pdf
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