Definitions

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  • n. The removal of liquid and solid hydrocarbons from a refinery vessel by the use of pressure
  • n. Cooling fluid discharged from a plant at the end of its cycle.

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Examples

  • That afternoon, during the restart of a gasoline octane boosting sub-unit, highly explosive hydrocarbons shot like a geyser out of an environmental safety system called a blowdown stack.

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  • The explosion occurred after a piece of equipment called a blowdown drum overfilled with highly flammable liquid hydrocarbons.

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  • The explosion at the Texas City plant occurred after a piece of equipment called a blowdown drum overfilled with highly flammable liquid hydrocarbons.

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  • An outdated pressure release system called a blowdown stack was at the heart of the failures that led to the blasts in 2005.

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  • Prevailing winds alter distribution and morphology of tree species at higher elevations, while periodic "blowdown" events can topple several hundred hectares of mature forest at a time.

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  • After MECO-2, a "blowdown" of the Centaur's propellant tanks and a burn off of any leftover hydrazine will take place.

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  • City council leader Jenny Dawe said: "The blowdown was a truly spectacular sight - and all went as planned, which is credit to all those involved in the operation.

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  • I skirted the blowdown, only to come right up to the pulled-down cable on the other side.

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  • The first time, I was coming off the river, and this cable was under a thick pile of blowdown on the bank.

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  • Recent storms showed how destructive and expensive the blowdown can be.

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