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válvulas a contracorriente

English translation: check valves

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17:01 Oct 7, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: válvulas a contracorriente
Se impulsará el agua a través de un sencillo sistema de válvulas a contracorriente a través de los filtros extentes. I think I know what these valves do, but I don´t know what they are called in English.
pvelena
English translation:check valves
Explanation:
The most common term is check valve. You could also use "backflow preventer", but I think "check valve is the best and simplest translation.

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Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 21:20
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Very difficult to choose one answer as the best. I'm so glad that all were basically in agreement. Thank you.
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Summary of answers provided
nabackflow valveDaphne Corral
naclack valve/non return valve/check valve
Mats Wiman
nacheck valvesAlvin Adams, Jr
nacounter-flow valves /xxxLia Fail


  

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42 mins
counter-flow valves /


Explanation:
Se impulsará el agua a través de un sencillo sistema de válvulas a contracorriente a través de los filtros extentes

The water will (be channeled)(flow), by means of a simple system of counter-flow valves, via the existing filters.
i can only suppose that the word is 'existentes' and not 'extantes'.



xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 04:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1368

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Heathcliff
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1 hr
check valves


Explanation:
The most common term is check valve. You could also use "backflow preventer", but I think "check valve is the best and simplest translation.

AA


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Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 21:20
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 222
Grading comment
Very difficult to choose one answer as the best. I'm so glad that all were basically in agreement. Thank you.

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Berni Armstrong

Heathcliff
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2 hrs
clack valve/non return valve/check valve


Explanation:
depending on target market

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 04:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 15

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Berni Armstrong

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12 hrs
backflow valve


Explanation:
Good luck!

Daphne Corral
Local time: 00:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 42

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