from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In igneous rocks, one of a number of streaks or bands of different color, or parallel arrangement of crystals, which indicate the direction of differential flow or planes of movement along which the molten magma spread or flowed during its eruption just before its solidification. See fluidal structure.


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  • Wellstream makes equipment like flexible risers and so-called flow-line products that help gather oil pumped from deep under the sea and send it to shore.

    GE Buys Wellstream For $1.3 Billion

  • This transition to flow-line production requires - as to lighting engineering - that the illumination in such room is determined by the work to be done most frequently.

    10. Mounting of Lighting Installations

  • In manufacturing there is considerable further scope to reduce costs by concentrating skills and increasing productivity by adopting what I would call a flow-line production philosophy based on viewing manufacturing as a total system rather than as a disjointed collection of individual processes.

    The Marriage of Art and Technology in a Craft-Based Industry

  • By constructing there a dam 700 feet long and 65 feet high a reservoir with a water surface of 2.8 square miles would be afforded, the flow-line elevation being 280 feet above tide.

    The Passaic Flood of 1903

  • Major infrastructure projects were completed including the construction and commissioning of the Moqueta to Costayaco flow-line with first short-term test production commencing in June, and the connection of the Costayaco field into

  • The completion of the Moqueta to Costayaco flow-line and initiation of production was a major achievement.

  • North Sea is persisting after crude escaped from a second flow-line hole.

  • Contractors report that Eni is going ahead with offshore flow-line installation, he said. News

  • "We have offered our Indian colleagues to use the Russian knowhow of flow-line construction," Mr. Kirienko said, adding that this would cut costs by 25 to 30 per cent.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Russian reactors to be built under advanced flow-line technology

    The Hindu - Front Page


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