Hydraulic main

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hydraulic main (Gas Works) a horizontal pipe containing water at the bottom into which the ends of the pipes from the retorts dip, for passing the gas through water in order to remove ammonia.
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Usage

In literature:

Fahr., and at the point where it entered the hydraulic main it was 440 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887" by Various
The gas as it leaves the hydraulic main is still at a temperature of from 130 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

Since the inception of hydraulic ironworkers , the traditional machine came with at least three main tools: a punch for punching holes in plate or angle iron.
To-date, concerns surrounding hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, have been focused mainly on environmental risks.
But the main tool is fairly pedestrian: "It's your standard hydraulic lift," Townsley says.
The problem was found to be an overheated hydraulic motor in the hydraulic tank for the main lobby elevator.
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