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English translation: sham operations

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German term or phrase:Scheinbetrieb
English translation:sham operations
Entered by: Renate FitzRoy
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14:38 Jul 5, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology / Zertifikatehandel
German term or phrase: Scheinbetrieb
Die tatsächliche Stilllegung einer bis vor kurzem mit hoher Auslastung produzierenden Anlage ist dabei ein Ereignis, dass nur relativ selten eintritt. Sehr viele Anlagen, insbesondere Feuerungsanlagen, werden vor der tatsächlichen Stilllegung über Jahre als Reserveanlagen mit geringer Auslastung betrieben (Scheinbetrieb).
Renate FitzRoy
Local time: 22:43
sham operations
a wild guess
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Jonathan MacKerron
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Thank you, Jonathan, this fits the bill!
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Summary of answers provided
5auxillary operation
Hans-Joachim Oehlmann
1 +3sham operations
Jonathan MacKerron
3theoretical use

Discussion entries: 1



6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +3
sham operations

a wild guess

Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 31
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Thank you, Jonathan, this fits the bill!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jccantrell: Based on the note, I would go with this. They are keeping it in 'operation' for purposes other than production. --XX-- Redundant sounds like they are ABOUT to shut it down, but sham says no, they will keep it open
9 mins
  -> thx, or perhaps "redundant operations"?

agree  Richard Benham: I actually started to enter "sham operation" upon seeing this as yet unaanswered question, but changed my mind. Now I see the reason for it in the asker's note, I think "sham" is a very good idea.
27 mins

agree  Ken Cox: definitely 'sham operation'
4 hrs
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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
theoretical use

The equipment is hardly used in practice, hence "theoretical use" .

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37 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
auxillary operation

The text talks of "scarce operations", so the units involved are still used, sometimes

Hans-Joachim Oehlmann
Local time: 23:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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