Definitions

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  • noun a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel

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Examples

  • About a dozen senior town officials at the Tomioka community center stayed behind, in spite of the government's evacuation order and instead donning protection jump suits with air-intake hoods.

    'I Don't Know Where My Family Is'

  • Remove grass and debris from a gas engine's cooling fins, engine covers, and air-intake screens after each use to help prevent engine overheating ..

    Zen and the art of mower maintenance

  • Mr. MATHEWS: Is there any type of safety device on an air-intake system that would prevent gas to flow into the engine control room (unintelligible)?

    Oil Rig Mechanic: Managers Argued Before Blast

  • In testimony before a Deepwater Horizon joint investigation panel in New Orleans last month, Deepwater mechanic Douglas Brown said that the backstop mechanism that should have prevented the engines from running wild apparently failed -- and so did the air-intake valves that were supposed to close if gas entered the engine room.

    Reports at BP over years find history of problems

  • In testimony before a Deepwater Horizon joint investigation panel in New Orleans last month, Deepwater mechanic Douglas Brown said that the backstop mechanism that should have prevented the engines from running wild apparently failed -- and so did the air-intake valves that were supposed to close if gas entered the engine room.

    Reports at BP over years find history of problems

  • The plane's air-intake chamber is shaped in such a way that in rushing air is slowed to about half the speed of the plane, and directed to the combustion chamber to increase the pressure there to the optimal level for burning the fuel.

    When Supersonic Is Just Too Slow

  • Remove grass and debris from a gas engine's cooling fins, engine covers, and air-intake screens after each use to help prevent engine overheating..

    Zen and the art of mower maintenance

  • It will probably end up stuck to one of the air-intake units; everything else does.

    Esther Dyson: Flight School: Last-minute flurry, two months early

  • The manufacturer of my new machine notes that when you clear snow with a gas blower vac, you need to inspect the air filter for snow and ice buildup and the air-intake grid to keep it clear of ice and snow.

    Tip of the Day: Use a gas leaf blower to clear light snow

  • Power-generating facilities may shut down during heavy ash fall and may not start again until ash has been removed from the facility, air-intake systems, and insulators.

    Volcanic Ash&#151Effects on Power Supply and Mitigation Strategies

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