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14:51 Jul 24, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: velas
From a Tender Document for a Thermo-electric power plant

(Water pre-treatment system)

agua da lavagem dos filtros de velas da osmose inversa
lexical
English translation:see below
Explanation:
One word was missing in the earlier answer.

water for washing filters of reverse osmosis candles.

Reverse osmosis is a normal filtration process.
All the best. Happy translating
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Summary of answers provided
naalso, candle filtersHeathcliff
nasee belowTelesforo Fernandez
nafilter cartridges ((see below))Heathcliff
nasee belowTelesforo Fernandez
naCandlesTelesforo Fernandez


  

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9 hrs
Candles


Explanation:
water for washing reverse osmosis candles.

Reverse osmosis is a normal filtration process.
All the best. Happy translating

Telesforo Fernandez
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9 hrs
see below


Explanation:
One word was missing in the earlier answer.

water for washing filters of reverse osmosis candles.

Reverse osmosis is a normal filtration process.
All the best. Happy translating

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10 hrs
filter cartridges ((see below))


Explanation:
We have to come at this one indirectly. As you'll see from the web sites below, in a typical reverse-osmosis system the filters are located in housings, and the entire filter-plus-housing assembly is referred to as the "filter cartridge." In this context the Portuguese "vela" is being used in the same way as in "velas de ignicao" ("spark plugs"), where "plugs" is approx. equivalent to "cartridges." -- Hence, "agua da lavagem dos filtros de velas da osmose inversa" would be "water used to wash [or " rinse"] reverse-osmosis filter cartridges," or, phrased a little more clearly, "water used to wash [or " rinse"] the filter cartridges in a reverse-osmosis (water pre-treatment) system." -- Hope this helps!





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11 hrs
see below


Explanation:
Although Heathcliff brings home a point, " filetr candles" are widely used technically. Just enter " filter candles" and you will find a number of sites.

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11 hrs
also, candle filters


Explanation:
Both terms ("candle filter" and "filter candle") exist. If you want to go this route, however, and also maintain the noun-adjective relationship as in the original Portuguese, "candle filter" would be the right choice...

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