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the amount that a container (as a wine bottle or tank) lacks of being full

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Scott, on the other hand, already has ullage and Rochelle will help it meet a looming fuel gas deficiency.
The Hercules C130k aircraft, 47 Squadron Special Forces flight XV179, was flying at about 150ft from Baghdad to Balad in daylight when it was felled by a medium-calibre anti-aircraft round which hit a fuel tank in the right wing, causing the ullage - a flammable fuel vapour/air mix created as the tank empties - to explode and blow off the wing.
Research papers throughout the 1990s warned of possible wing-tank explosions caused by projectiles igniting the ullage, the highly flammable fuel/air mix left as the tank empties.
There is plenty of free ullage on the world wide web.
In one example, Texas A&M University used the company's Energy Chain aboard NASA's Reduced Gravity aircraft the Weightless Wonder--to test the effects of acceleration on spatial orientation of liquid and ullage (gas/vapor) in a scale model propellant tank.
By reducing the ullage in the packs through the new size, they appear to be more filled than did the former packages.
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This detects ullage that might freeze within the keg during cold winter, and reroutes kegs containing frozen beer for further processing.
In addition, the level of the wine-the ullage, taken as an indicator of provenance-is recorded for some wines.
Once that hatch cover gave way, water would enter the No 1 hatch, very rapidly filling the large ullage space above the cargo and thereby causing the vessel to go still further down by the bow.