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15:53 Feb 19, 2018
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci / Oil mining and storage
German term or phrase:Ölsielnetz
This is from contractor health and safety guidelines issued by an oil company:
Es ist streng verboten, Abwässer oder andere Medien ohne besondere Genehmigung in das Regen- oder Ölsielnetz zu leiten. Im Bedarfsfall haben Sie uns die Zulassung nach § 19 l WHG vorzulegen.
It seems fairly obvious, both from the context and from a literal translation, what this means ("oil sewer network"). The problem is I can't find a single reference to it in German or English. Maybe it is specific to this particular company?
You could indeed, Phil. But I wonder that is, exactly. As far as I'm aware, there is no such thing, so I wonder if this might be a term specific to the company issuing these guidelines. If it were a term generally recognised in the oil industry, I would expect to find a reference to it somewhere.