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English translation: counterflow, counter-current flow

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00:57 Aug 27, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing
Spanish term or phrase: corrientes encontradas
Hi proz,
Same translation about rotary kilns in a cement factory. The sentence goes:
El tipo de trabajo del horno es de corrientes encontradas (contra corriente).
Many thanks.
J.
Jenette Holyoak
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:13
English translation:counterflow, counter-current flow
Explanation:
"Counter current" or "counterflow" are two options given in EuroDicAutom for "contra corriente."

Here are some examples:

Results for a counterflow process kiln are shown below. On the left are the temperature profiles for the combustion gases and the solids. On the right are
reaction and phase-change profiles for the solids.
(http://www.reaction-eng.com/reaction_models/kilnview/kilnvie...

The core of the cement-making process is the production of clinker nodules, an "intermediate produce" that is formed when the raw meal or slurry is heated to a temperature of about 1,500EC in a rotary kiln.
To attain these temperatures, fossil fuels are burned within the kiln and the materials are heated as they
move down the kiln in counterflow to the hot combustion gases. (http://www.vcr-mvr.ca/registry\out\C1260-02AUG96-PLN.PDF)

In a cement kiln, the counter current flow design tends to entrain in the cement clinker via the development of recirculating loads. (http://gcisolutions.com/P&PINCK.htm)

Hope it helps.
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xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 04:13
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counterflow, counter-current flow


Explanation:
"Counter current" or "counterflow" are two options given in EuroDicAutom for "contra corriente."

Here are some examples:

Results for a counterflow process kiln are shown below. On the left are the temperature profiles for the combustion gases and the solids. On the right are
reaction and phase-change profiles for the solids.
(http://www.reaction-eng.com/reaction_models/kilnview/kilnvie...

The core of the cement-making process is the production of clinker nodules, an "intermediate produce" that is formed when the raw meal or slurry is heated to a temperature of about 1,500EC in a rotary kiln.
To attain these temperatures, fossil fuels are burned within the kiln and the materials are heated as they
move down the kiln in counterflow to the hot combustion gases. (http://www.vcr-mvr.ca/registry\out\C1260-02AUG96-PLN.PDF)

In a cement kiln, the counter current flow design tends to entrain in the cement clinker via the development of recirculating loads. (http://gcisolutions.com/P&PINCK.htm)

Hope it helps.


    as above
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 04:13
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Native speaker of: English
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Grading comment
Many thanks!!

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agree  Egmont
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agree  Lafuente: preferiria "counterflow"
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