Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of a mill-race where the water flows upon the wheel.
  • n. A recess at the entrance of a canal or hydraulic device. Also called bay.
  • n. The sick-bay; also, an old name for the spar-deck galley on a merchant vessel.

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Examples

  • Nikki has been racing for one year, and while she has done two trial runs so far, her weekend at the forebay was the first time she drove her boat by herself - a small boat that proudly broadcasts her name along its side.

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  • I work with water utilities, I was once talking about a "forebay" in the water system and had to explain what it was.

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  • Near the two plants is a forebay reservoir containing 164 billion gallons of water.

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  • Thus the course of calculation and the formulas to be applied are the same for the retaining weir in the river and the free overfall weir in the lateral intake, e.g. between forebay and diversion canal (Fig. 26).

    3. Hydraulic operation and calculations

  • A gate (6), similar in construction to the one in the intake, permits emptying the forebay for cleaning and maintenance.

    1. CONSTRAINTS AND PROBLEMS

  • For shutting down the plant, a gate-valve is incorporated in the penstock above the turbine inlet, and another valve at the bottom of the forebay is needed to empty it for maintenance work and to flush out sediment.

    1. CONSTRAINTS AND PROBLEMS

  • The penstock (7), which connects the forebay with the turbine, requires appropriate anchor-blocks and supports, for which stone-masonry is a suitable technique.

    1. CONSTRAINTS AND PROBLEMS

  • A forebay (4) in stone masonry or concrete, is the next structural component.

    1. CONSTRAINTS AND PROBLEMS

  • In the configuration finally adopted, water to be pumped is taken from the headrace canal with a separate sedimentation arrangement in the forebay so that there are still fewer suspended particles as compared to water supplied to the turbine.

    1. SALLERI-CHIALSA MICRO HYDEL PROJECT, NEPAL

  • Construction of canals, forebay basin and pump/turbine house will be completed by the joint effort of the Co-operative Society and the farmers under the technical supervision of BYS and ADB/N.

    1. SALLERI-CHIALSA MICRO HYDEL PROJECT, NEPAL

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