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English translation: conveyor belt and pipeline (rolled into one)

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20:14 Dec 16, 2010
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / power plants
Italian term or phrase: asse attrezzato
I am having some difficulty making out what "asse attrezzato" means in this case. I have seen references to things such as highways and such but this looks like an enterred pipeline of suchs. The sentence is talking about a power plant which is linked to the "terminale carbonifero" some 13 kilometers away.

I due tecnici hanno spiegato perfettamente come l’impianto di Cerano sia collegato al terminale carbonifero di Costa Morena, attraverso un imponente asse attrezzato, completamente chiuso, come in trincea e che si sviluppa per una lunghezza di ben 13 km.
Howard Sugar
Italy
Local time: 03:23
English translation:conveyor belt and pipeline (rolled into one)
Explanation:
This is what it actually is (see refs below). "Rolled into one" would seem to fit the journalistic style of the piece. An asse attrezzato can be anything from a road to railway line to this. I think any near literal attempt to translate it (equipped route) will communicate little, so call it what it is.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto_di_Brindisi
Lungo la diga di Costa Morena (500 m) si sviluppa il sistema, a mezzo nastro e tubature, per lo sbarco dei prodotti destinati all'alimentazione delle centrali elettriche di Brindisi sud e nord.

http://www.brindisinews.com/pagine/brindisinews210.htm
Questa grande opera di ingegneria, permette con il minimo impatto ambientale e grande sicurezza di trasferire in centrale i combustibili **(carbone e olio combustibile)**, necessari per il suo funzionamento.

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Note added at 12 hrs (2010-12-17 08:24:04 GMT)
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As for this part "completamente chiuso, come in trincea" I think you have three possibilities: 1) "buried, as in a trench" 2) "underground" because it seems much like a cut and cover tunnel. 3) "completely enclosed as in a trench".

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Note added at 12 days (2010-12-29 15:42:36 GMT) Post-grading
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In my experience "asse" is a generic which doesn't have an equivalent in English and you always have to find out what it is (a road, railway...) to translate it with a less generic term. What about baptising it with something simple like the "Cerano Fuel Line".
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James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 06:23
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conveyor belt and pipeline (rolled into one)


Explanation:
This is what it actually is (see refs below). "Rolled into one" would seem to fit the journalistic style of the piece. An asse attrezzato can be anything from a road to railway line to this. I think any near literal attempt to translate it (equipped route) will communicate little, so call it what it is.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto_di_Brindisi
Lungo la diga di Costa Morena (500 m) si sviluppa il sistema, a mezzo nastro e tubature, per lo sbarco dei prodotti destinati all'alimentazione delle centrali elettriche di Brindisi sud e nord.

http://www.brindisinews.com/pagine/brindisinews210.htm
Questa grande opera di ingegneria, permette con il minimo impatto ambientale e grande sicurezza di trasferire in centrale i combustibili **(carbone e olio combustibile)**, necessari per il suo funzionamento.

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Note added at 12 hrs (2010-12-17 08:24:04 GMT)
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As for this part "completamente chiuso, come in trincea" I think you have three possibilities: 1) "buried, as in a trench" 2) "underground" because it seems much like a cut and cover tunnel. 3) "completely enclosed as in a trench".

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Note added at 12 days (2010-12-29 15:42:36 GMT) Post-grading
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In my experience "asse" is a generic which doesn't have an equivalent in English and you always have to find out what it is (a road, railway...) to translate it with a less generic term. What about baptising it with something simple like the "Cerano Fuel Line".

James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 06:23
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 660
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Asker: I spoke to an Enel engineer who actually worked at the plant and he showed me on the coumputer (using Google maps) that it is actually both a road way, next to a conveyer system and a piple line which is sunk below the ground level (much like an underpass) As this is a coined express we would have to come up with a coined expression ourselves in English.

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    Reference: http://www.sapere.it/enciclopedia/asse+attrezzato.html
    Reference: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/italian_to_english/geography/90727...
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