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go phut

Of a machine, to be acting strangely or malfunctioning. Our washer has gone phut, so I'm on my way to the laundromat.

go phut

fail to work properly or at all. informal
Phut is usually considered to be imitative of a dull, abrupt sound, like that made by a rifle or a machine breaking down. In fact, its earliest recorded use is by Rudyard Kipling in the late 19th century, and the context makes it likely that it was an Anglo-Indian word from Hindi and Urdu phatna meaning ‘to burst’.
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Currently, Map Ta Phut LNG Receiving Terminal is the only LNG receiving terminal operating in Thailand, and it can receive both Q-Flex and Q-Max vessels.
This is the first Q-Max vessel to arrive at the Map Ta Phut terminal since it started commercial operations in 2011 when Qatargas delivered the first commissioning cargo to Thailand.
IRPC is responding by producing more pipe grade HDPE at Map Ta Phut in 2013.
Workers placed a boom around the floating oil to prevent the slick from spreading, said Prateep Aengchuan, director of the Map Ta Phut industrial estate office.
The explosion occurred at a unit of Bangkok Synthetics Co (BST) inside the Map Ta Phut industrial estate at about 3.
In this project, Fujitsu will construct an environmental monitoring system that will gather, monitor, and analyze data on environmental pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), noxious odors, and ozone gas, in the Map Ta Phut industrial estate.
The Prime Minister also said Government is conducting a feasibility study for logistics development to support industrial projects in southern Thailand--a key tourism and agricultural region--to avoid the pitfalls suffered at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate where environment concerns have forced the suspension of a number of projects.
Another concern is the impact of the Thai baht's appreciation against the US dollar on SCC's export revenue, as well as the effect of the court suspension of projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial zone, the analysts noted.
The Supreme Administrative Court ruled on Wednesday that 65 of 76 projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate must remain suspended because of environmental concerns.
But with Fred in charge of Formula One, I expect it will soon go phut, phut rather than vroom, vroom.
The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Industrial Estates site near Map Ta Phut, will have capacity of 390 kilotons per year of propylene oxide via the hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology jointly developed by Dow and BASF.
will be completed in September 2011 at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in central Thailand, producing less nitric and sulfuric oxide emissions and more electricity and steam than the existing one, Marubeni said.
It looks as if the peace of early spring is going to be broken this year by the phut phut of new gadgets.
But don't worry the sexy singer hasn't succumbed to showbiz excess - it was just her car that went phut.
th), Midland, MI, a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Siam Cement Public Company Limited, announced it is in the final stage to plan and build a specialty elastomers train at the joint venture's Map Ta Phut site in Thailand.