Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation emergency core cooling system

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Autoblog Green

  • 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.

    Automotive Headlines

  • 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.

    Car Advice | News Blog

  • 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.

    Autoblog Green

  • 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.

    Autoblog Green

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