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Synonyms for fail-safe

designed so as to be impervious to human error or misuse


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a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction

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guaranteed not to fail

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eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction

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* When a fail-safe system fails, it fails by failing to fail safe.
Obviously, ammo like Federal's Premium Trophy bonded with five offerings and Winchester's Fail-Safe Black Talon with four (180-grain in .308 Winchester, .30-06, and .300 Winchester Magnum; and 250-grain in .338), are not high volume items, but they are ones on which a dealer should be able to make a decent profit.
The new fail-safe feature along with the line of M-Series[R] and R-Series miniature electric actuators will be on display at the NPGA show.
Unlike traditional membrane-type detectors, OE Flo-Tel is fail-safe. The noninvasive detection system is installed on the vent side of bursting discs and only operates when a disc has functioned, thereby eliminating false alarms.
Models TKS6 for up to 194 F and KS6 for up to 302 F have the company's newest type 6 controller, leak-stop function, magnetic-clutch-driven pump, automatic refilling, and solid-state relay control with fail-safe pilot contactor.
Fail-safe devices default to the 'Off' position when the 12V power supply is shut off or depleted.
A small auxiliary throttle is used as a fail-safe should the Valvetronic system fail, to control fuel tank ventilation, and to improve cold starts.
Cone valve technology combines the bin activator principle with dosing and a fail-safe shut-off valve.
Two pressure sensors and an automatically activated emergency release switch provide fail-safe operation.
The ERD Series of electrically released spring set brakes.perform two jobs: dynamic stopping, as in a conventional brake and fail-safe, power-off braking to hold loads in the event of electrical outage.
Custom innovations have included redundant windings for fail-safe operation and a sensor that provides precision feedback without the need for an encoder or resolver.
US Security Director Tom Ridge warned: "That still means it's not fail-safe."
Network Performance--InfiniBand has been designed to solve the problem of meeting I/O demand, which is being generated by high-end computing concepts, such as clustering, fail-safe, and 24X7 availability.
Even so, there is no such thing as a fail-safe security detail.
The action builds on a previous airworthiness directive about the CF6-80C2 engine that requires testing of the performance thrust reversers and their fail-safe systems.