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calado en regimen crítico

English translation: "critical regimen height"; "critical regimen flow"

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13:52 Feb 23, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: calado en regimen crítico
Again, in a text on drainage works.
Calado I have as depth. But I'm not sure if critical depth is wholly correct, and would appreciate a second opinion.
Thanking you in advance.
Linebyline
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:14
English translation:"critical regimen height"; "critical regimen flow"
Explanation:
Unfortunately, there is not too much context to help me with this translation, but I think that calado refers here to the concept of capacity or height (as a indirect way to measure capacity or volume).
The word "regimen crítico" usually refers to a physical process, I bet that for our case, this will probably be flow.

Therefore my conclusion is that the phrase "calado en regimen crítico" means "critical regimen height" or "critical regimen flow".

This term "calado en regimen crítico" probably means a situation where the drain system is at the top of its capacity, and will not accept more flow.

If you will, please provide more context and I will get something more accurate (I am a pipe engineer)

For your education, the word "calado" has several meanings in Spanish, most of them related in one some way or the other to the concepts of depth and capacity. I will summarize some of these meanings:

i. "calado" = depth sounding (the procedure followed to ascertain the depth of water at a certain place at the sea, by dipping a mass tied to a rope with marks)

ii. "calado" = ship volume displacement (used in naval terminology to measure the weight or bulk of a vessel)(i.e., "un buque de gran calado", meaning a big ship)

iii. "calado" = engine stalling. For example, if the engine of you car begins to stall, and then stops, then you say "el motor se ha calado"

It is also common the use of the verb "calar" from which the word "calado" derives, as a gerund.
The verb "calar" is associated to the concept of proving or testing something.
(depth sounding would be one example). But there are some additional meanings, which you would find very interesting:

v. to see through a person.
i.e, "te tengo calado", meaning, I am seeing through you, and I know how you really are.

vi. to cut a rectangular portion out of a fruit (usually a watermelon or melon) in order to test its degree of "ripeness" (very common practice in southern Spain)
i.e, "le pedí al frutero que me calara un melón"


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na"critical regimen height"; "critical regimen flow"MoDiaz
nacritical depth sounds fine
Parrot


  

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critical depth sounds fine


Explanation:
actually, calado can refer to underwater clearance, as in how far down you can go, so "critical" fits the bill.

Parrot
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Local time: 12:14
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"critical regimen height"; "critical regimen flow"


Explanation:
Unfortunately, there is not too much context to help me with this translation, but I think that calado refers here to the concept of capacity or height (as a indirect way to measure capacity or volume).
The word "regimen crítico" usually refers to a physical process, I bet that for our case, this will probably be flow.

Therefore my conclusion is that the phrase "calado en regimen crítico" means "critical regimen height" or "critical regimen flow".

This term "calado en regimen crítico" probably means a situation where the drain system is at the top of its capacity, and will not accept more flow.

If you will, please provide more context and I will get something more accurate (I am a pipe engineer)

For your education, the word "calado" has several meanings in Spanish, most of them related in one some way or the other to the concepts of depth and capacity. I will summarize some of these meanings:

i. "calado" = depth sounding (the procedure followed to ascertain the depth of water at a certain place at the sea, by dipping a mass tied to a rope with marks)

ii. "calado" = ship volume displacement (used in naval terminology to measure the weight or bulk of a vessel)(i.e., "un buque de gran calado", meaning a big ship)

iii. "calado" = engine stalling. For example, if the engine of you car begins to stall, and then stops, then you say "el motor se ha calado"

It is also common the use of the verb "calar" from which the word "calado" derives, as a gerund.
The verb "calar" is associated to the concept of proving or testing something.
(depth sounding would be one example). But there are some additional meanings, which you would find very interesting:

v. to see through a person.
i.e, "te tengo calado", meaning, I am seeing through you, and I know how you really are.

vi. to cut a rectangular portion out of a fruit (usually a watermelon or melon) in order to test its degree of "ripeness" (very common practice in southern Spain)
i.e, "le pedí al frutero que me calara un melón"




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