Journey in Life

Friday, May 26, 2017

"Dry riser" nghĩa là gì?

An early riser enjoying a walk across Sharp Edge. Photo courtesy Andrew.

'Dry riser' nghĩa là ống đứng không có nước, thường liên thông với nhiều tầng của một tòa nhà để ráp vòi chữa cháy vào khi có hỏa hoạn (A dry riser is a normally empty pipe that can be externally connected to a pressurized water source by firefighters. It is a vertical pipe intended to distribute water to multiple levels of a building or structure as a component of the fire suppression systems).

Ví dụ
Fire crews put the fire out using a hose reel via the tower blocks internal dry riser system.

We also charged the dry riser system in case the fire spread, but it didn't and was extinguished quite quickly.

Although the photo shows that the dry riser opening is not obstructed, but CWS ascertains that there had been a door that prevented the cat from coming out.

The NBC minimum requirements for fire safety installations include fire extinguishers, hose reels, dry riser, wet riser, down-corner, yard hydrant, automatic sprinkler system, manually operated electric fire alarm system, automatic detection and alarm system, underground static water storage tank, terrace tank, fire pump near underground static water storage tank with minimum pressure of 3.5 kg/cm3 at terrace level and pump capacity (in 1 min) at the terrace tank level with minimum pressure of 2.0 kg/cm3.

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"A dry run" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Phuket@photographer.net.

'A dry run' nghĩa là cuộc diễn tập, cuộc tập trận (an occasion when you practise doing something to make sure there will be no problems when you really do it; a rehearsal of a performance or procedure before the real one).

Ví dụ
Merkel's party faces election dry run in bellwether state.

Bride Lucie Jones uses Eurovision as dry run for wedding.

In a statement this week, it added that the HSE has undertaken one “dry run” of the new facility, which took place on May 17.

While nurses say one dry run simply isn’t enough, the hospital’s statement also insists they have not been told this by nursing unions before now, and they describe it as “regrettable” that the INMO spoke publicly before writing to management.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Home and dry" nghĩa là gì?

Tỷ số 2-0 là quá đủ để MU đăng quang Europa League.

'Home and dry' = home free (having successfully achieved or being within sight of achieving one's objective) -> nghĩa là chắc chắn thành công (assuredly successful).

Ví dụ
Derry were already home and dry by the time Ruairi Convery smashed a 21-yard free to the net late on.

When Murray launched a counter-attack in which Saili and Earls combined before Zebo raced clear, Munster were almost home and dry.

If you can get it all inch perfect, with your nose in front, then you should be home and dry and on your way to the chequered flag.

The reason we’ve got this unexpected General Election is that Theresa May saw that poll lead and she thought she would come home, home and dry.

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