safety valve


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safety valve

An activity that one does to release strong feelings (such as stress) in a healthy or positive way. Golf has become my safety valve—when I'm really stressed about work, I make sure to schedule a tee time.
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CRACKED SCUBA PANEL SAFETY VALVE DISC FRACTURE ANALYSIS
Deval Patrick insisted yesterday that if lawmakers want the crime bill to become law this session they need to add his safety valve provision.
So whether the solid C[O.sub.2] is formed in the safety valve or in the downstream line depends on the pressure drop at the outlet of the safety valve and in the downstream line.
Boston Scientific offers a broad family of pressure activated safety valve products, including the Vaxcel(R) PICC with PASV Valve technology.
But National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Craig Fuller argues that the safety valve only addresses product cost reimbursement, which he calls half of the equation.
Indeed, merit selection supporters usually stress the idea that retention elections act as a public "safety valve" for accountability.
A Birmingham inventor who created a life-saving fire safety valve after witnessing the tragic events of September 11 is about to see his design marketed worldwide by a city company.
Most Western leaders agreed to significantly pump up what had been truly parsimonious development and relief budgets with the aim of opening a wider safety valve on international terror.
The court noted that the "safety valve" provision of the Prison Litigation Reform At (PLRA) applied to the prisoner's initial fee and that the prisoner should be allowed to proceed with his action.
The safety valve covers, at most, 50% of the additional expenses per line above the cost index beginning in year two for upgrading the lines.
The standard package includes a flame safety valve, pilots, sensors, solenoid valves, manual valves and digital temperature controls.
The amendment's supposed safety valve against religious harassment in schools is to make the children of minority religions leave their classrooms and stand in the hall until the prayers, services or what-have-you are over -- in effect branding them as outcasts in the name of their religious liberty.
Available since the end of last year, this new safety valve replaces traditional cartridge valves that require system pressure.
For proper safety valve seating and leak prevention, boilers should always be operated at slightly less than the pressure at which the safety valve will engage.
Park Avenue South, which became an important alternative to Midtown in the early 1980's, has since served as a "safety valve" for tenants seeking relief from Midtown's high rates, Goldsmith notes.
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