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English translation: Between the controllers (control units) in the main control room

19:23 Oct 15, 2011
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Nuclear Eng/Sci / System design specification
Japanese term or phrase:
In the below sentence, I am unable to understand the last part "中央制御室の制御装置と現場の機器間及び中央制御室の制御装置間で伝送するものである。"

光多重伝送は、建屋の各フロアに伝送装置を配置し、現場に点在するプラント状態信号や操作指令信号を光ファイバケーブルを用いた光多重伝送により、中央制御室の制御装置と現場の機器間及び中央制御室の制御装置間で伝送するものである。

why have they used 間 twice?

Doesn't it mean "the plant status signal and operation command signal scattered on the site are transmitted between the central room controller and devices of the site".
Champak16
Local time: 03:40
English translation:Between the controllers (control units) in the main control room
Explanation:
If my understanding is correct, there may be several control units (or parts of one control unit), which cannot be exactly conveyed in Japanese because there are only very few nouns that have plural forms. For the rest of them, you have to consider the broader context to find out whether there is one of something or not. My guess for your context is that this may be the case. The usage of 間 in 中央制御室の制御装置間 here may indicate that there are actually several control units between which the signal is being transmitted or scattered.
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Between the controllers (control units) in the main control room


Explanation:
If my understanding is correct, there may be several control units (or parts of one control unit), which cannot be exactly conveyed in Japanese because there are only very few nouns that have plural forms. For the rest of them, you have to consider the broader context to find out whether there is one of something or not. My guess for your context is that this may be the case. The usage of 間 in 中央制御室の制御装置間 here may indicate that there are actually several control units between which the signal is being transmitted or scattered.

MariyaN (X)
United States
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