from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. emergency core cooling system


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  • But some critics say the consequences could have been more serious if not for quick-thinking control-room operators who manually activated the diesel generators and ECCS.

    Japan Plant Had Earlier Alert

  • Company officials say that emergency diesel-fuel generators were programmed to start automatically and that if the water inside the reactor had dropped 20 centimeters further, the emergency core cooling system, or ECCS, would have been triggered, preventing dangerous exposure of fuel rods.

    Japan Plant Had Earlier Alert

  • Beyond the control rods which are inserted to absorb neutrons and regulate the fission process, the main engineered safety provisions are the back-up emergency core cooling system (ECCS), used to remove excess heat (though it is more to prevent damage to the plant than for public safety), and the containment.

    Safety of nuclear power reactors

  • For example, like the new V6 3.0 litre HDi and 2.0 litre HDi diesel engines that were launched this year, Extreme Combustion Chamber System (ECCS) technology is much to the fore.

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  • Compared to the previous engine the new engine has more than 50 per cent of the parts redesigned and has Extreme Combustion Chamber System (ECCS) technology.

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  • The successful bidder "will provide ECCS production, sustainment, systems engineering, integration, fielding, and logistics support to provide communications with ECCS services and to the Marine Corps," the RFP states.

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  • The proposed Expeditionary Command and Control Suite (ECCS) is "a transit case / suitcase-based communications solution" that would provide field troops with access to the armed forces 'Secret Internet Router Network, as well as e-mail, voice, and videoconferencing tools, according to an official request for proposal published this month by the Marine Corps.

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  • Despite incompetance (shutting down the ECCS.) and maintnence issues the reactor shut itself down and no radiation and containment was not breeched.

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  • The award is given by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) and it will be awarded during an international congress on construction with metal structures.

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