vallgrav (in context)

10:58 Aug 22, 2013
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Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial / pharmaceutical industry
Swedish term or phrase: vallgrav (in context)
Topic: automated aseptic assembly and packaging line

Example:
"Kontrollera att inga sprutor finns i och runt omkring maskinen:
• Lyft på plåtar i vallgraven"

I do have a picture but it's still not obvious to me what "vallgraven" is. Anyway, it is on (or near) "rundbord", and other things nearby are "pålastning glasrör" and "kassation glasrör".
Jenny Tollet
Sweden
Local time: 02:13


Summary of answers provided
3 +1drainage channel
Deane Goltermann
4'moat/fosse' or 'water ditch'
Mats Wiman


  

Answers


15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
'moat/fosse' or 'water ditch'


Explanation:
The purpose of the water ditch is not very clear but I guess it has a diluting (defending) function if spills occur. (Same thinking as with a moat)

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 02:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 10
Notes to answerer
Asker: I actually don't think there is any water in it. I might just call it "ditch".


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  George Hopkins: Drain is probably the right answer.
26 mins

disagree  Michael Ellis: All Mats' options sound too agricultural for a pharmaceutical context.
20 hrs
  -> I agree, That's why I suggested ' '
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
drainage channel


Explanation:
You might consider this term, as it seems to be widely used in indoor industrial setting. I searched 'clean room drainage channel' and found there is a lot of specific equipment for this, including various forms of 'channels'.

See:
http://wade.eu/download/linear.pdf
http://plumbingengineer.com/sept_12/drains_feature.php
http://richmondtrading.homestead.com/SSfloorDrainsChannels.h...
http://www.kentstainless.co.uk/our-products/stainlesssteeldr...

Deane Goltermann
Sweden
Local time: 02:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 23

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michael Ellis: This sounds right in the context as we have it
19 hrs
  -> Thanks, Michael!

neutral  SafeTex: Please see my remarks in discussion.
2 days 9 hrs
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