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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scram.


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  • Experts say that plant operators don't take lightly unplanned shutdowns, known as a scrams, and that they can prompt structural changes.

    Japan Plant Had Earlier Alert

  • Japanese operators and regulators point to their low incidence of "scrams," emergency shutdowns that can result automatically when sensors detect equipment abnormalities.

    Safety Formula Had More Reactors Doing Less

  • VY had the highest rate of reactor scrams in the country in the 1990's.

    Vermont Yankee Power Plant in Extremis

  • Red scrams, "130, Raja Towers" where a bomb has exploded a month earlier killing 100 people.

    12/24/2006 - 12/31/2006

  • Then she backed up into the Wall of Weirdness (I'll explain that one later) and scrams, "Ow, A TACK!" and falls over.

    super-suzan Diary Entry

  • Many walls inside the David Collins-designed hotel are covered in a light blue-gray faux suede that scrams "touch me!" News

  • We enter my apartment and my creepy Asian roommate scrams like a cockroach.

  • I had to remind myself during the photoshoot that Lucie's only 18 - one minute she's playing up for the cameras seductively and making rude jokes, the next she's looking suddenly very girlish and talking about the scrams on her arm from her beloved kitten.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • A series of safety indicators, including the number of reactor scrams, reactor safety system actuations, safety system failures, and collective radiation exposure for plant workers, have shown consistent industry-wide improvements after the mid-1980s.

    Web Edition | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  • "We're always interested in trends involving plant operation, and that's why one of the performance indicators is number of unplanned scrams or shutdowns per 7,000 hours of operation," Sheehan said.



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