14:38 Sep 29, 2013
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation
Norwegian term or phrase: koblingsfot
In relation to text on bilge pumps in a power station:
Pumpene skal være dykkete pumper, leveret komplett med føringer, inntakssil, koblingsfot og tilbakeslagsventil.
Carole Hognestad
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3connection fitting
Michael Ellis
3duckfoot bend

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duckfoot bend

Duckfoot bend = In a piping system, a support fitted to the bend of a vertical pipe to permit the direct load of the pipework and fittings to be transferred to the floor, foundation, or associated installations.


    Reference: http://www.tsurumi-library.com/library/Manuals/Manusew.pdf
    Reference: http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/duckfoot
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connection fitting

The extractor pump will need to be removed regularly for maintenance so it needs a semi-permanent base or bracket at the bottom of the space which fills with water, to which it is connected and through which, by means of a non-return valve, it draws water out of that space. There are good illustrations in the references, but I have not been able to find a good English reference yet. This translation is safe compromise, I feel.

Note added at 1 day20 hrs (2013-10-01 11:30:37 GMT)

See discussion - 'duckfoot bend' or 'duckfoot bend connector' would be better.

Example sentence(s):
  • The pumps are to be delivered complete with hoses, piping, connection fitting, intake filters and non-return valves

    Reference: http://www.ems.no/main/page/60/productgroup/237/product/1273
    Reference: http://www.dinvvsbutik.se/sv/artiklar/grundfos-kopplingsfot-...
Michael Ellis
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