English translation: outer container

German term or phrase:Überbehälter
English translation:outer container
Entered by: jyxxer

05:21 Apr 27, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general) / math / chem modelling
German term or phrase: Überbehälter
- Verkehrsunfall am frühen Morgen. Das Gefährt kippt über den Straßenrand. Der Fahrer kommt ins Krankenhaus und ist nicht ansprechbar. Die Kühlanlage fällt aus. Der Kastenaufbau ist trotz Beschädigungen als Überbehälter erhalten geblieben. Die Einzelgebinde haben nur unbedeutenden Schaden genommen. Die Palettenreihen sind zwar übereinander gestürzt, doch ist eine hinreichende Luftzirkulation zwischen den Trommeln möglich, weil diese auf Paletten festgezurrt sind.
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outer container
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3 +2outer container
4outer case
Marcelo Silveyra
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outer case

I think it's a plausible choice in this case, but there are more options that I'm sure will come up soon.

Note added at 35 mins (2007-04-27 05:57:05 GMT)

I take that back....I supposed it referred to the air conditioner, but it obviously refers to a truck... I'll post something if I come up with an idea

Note added at 54 mins (2007-04-27 06:15:54 GMT)

How about "the truck box remains functional despite damages?"

I know this is not a literal translation, but I can't come up with different translations in English for "Kastenaufbau" and "Überbehälter" in this case...the difference in German is very clear, but I find it hard to put it into English...maybe someone else can come up with an idea. Also, there might be more terms (apart from "truck box") that don't come to mind right now.

Marcelo Silveyra
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outer container

My spontaneous idea.

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agree  Ingeborg Gowans (X): could work here
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agree  Fabio Descalzi
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Depends what's being transported, of course, but this is often used in transport contexts.


overpackAn overpack is a container into which a cylinder would be placed for shipment. The metal overpack would be designed, tested, and certified to meet all DOT ...
web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/glossacro/dsp_wordpopup.cfm?word_id=319 - 2k -

Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:21
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