la presion corresponde a la cabeza de altura estatica

English translation: static head

08:36 Dec 6, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: la presion corresponde a la cabeza de altura estatica
Hi Proz,
The word that is bothering me in this sentence is cabeza, it appears twice:
The sentence goes:
La presion en los gabinetes corresponde a la cabeza de altura estatica brindada por 2 tanques de almacenamiento de agua contra incendios con una capacidad de 227,500 litros cada una, y que dan una cabeza equivalente a 30 metros a nivel de la caverna de transformadores.
The sentence comes under the heading of Fire Fighting Systems.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Jenette
Jenette Holyoak
English translation:static head
Explanation:
"Static head" is a standard term in fluid mechanics. Specifically, it's the measure of pressure in liquids at rest, and also a measure of potential energy (energy of position). It is quantified in the form of feet or meters.

In proper engineering English, your sentence would read "The pressure in the cabinets corresponds [or " is proportional"] to the static pressure head of [or "developed by"] 2 fire-fighting water-storage tanks, each with a capacity of 227,500 liters, for a head equivalent to 30 meters in the transformer room."

Much more info is available at the web sites below.

Hope this helps,
HC
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 15:41
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Your help was very much appreciated. I have recorded the websites for future reference. Many many thanks.
Jenette
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Leonardo Lamarche (X)
nastatic head
Heathcliff
nanozzle
Lia Fail (X)


  

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4 hrs
nozzle


Explanation:
If referring to hoses

Lia Fail (X)
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5 hrs
static head


Explanation:
"Static head" is a standard term in fluid mechanics. Specifically, it's the measure of pressure in liquids at rest, and also a measure of potential energy (energy of position). It is quantified in the form of feet or meters.

In proper engineering English, your sentence would read "The pressure in the cabinets corresponds [or " is proportional"] to the static pressure head of [or "developed by"] 2 fire-fighting water-storage tanks, each with a capacity of 227,500 liters, for a head equivalent to 30 meters in the transformer room."

Much more info is available at the web sites below.

Hope this helps,
HC


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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 15:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
Grading comment
Your help was very much appreciated. I have recorded the websites for future reference. Many many thanks.
Jenette
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9 hrs
Static head


Explanation:
The pressure corresponds to the static head height (or to the height of the static head). Por ejemplo, una columna de agua de 10 metros de altura corresponde (es igual) a una presión de una atmósfera (es decir 14,7 Kg/cm2). Ref. Experiencia propia. Espero sea de ayuda.

Leonardo Lamarche (X)
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