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RAM

RAM (Random Access Memory)

a COMPUTER memory device from which data can be read and on to which data can be written. The contents of such memory can be added to, or erased, by an operator. RAM is incorporated in microchips which allow the operative access to any part of the memory without having to move sequentially through the contents of the memory from start to finish.

RAM

Short for reverse annuity mortgage. See reverse mortgage.

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When the Taurus pipe rammer arrived at the site, the second pilot bore and series of backreams were complete and pullback was ready to begin.
The rammer was taken to the waiting work barge in the Gulf by another barge equipped with a large crane, pipe adapter and large air compressors.
Although sand rammer technology hasn't changed much through the years, this new rammer includes several features to improve performance, such as:
a special shaft with higher polish and resistance to oxidation (reducing friction), which reduces rammer wear;
The sand rammer is the most fundamental piece of equipment in the foundry sand testing laboratory.
The sand rammer is then operated by slowly turning the cam to raise and drop the weight 3 times.
Drill Stem or Product Recovery--The pipe rammer is fitted with a special sleeve and the stuck drill stem is welded to the rammer sleeve.
The rammer is attached to the product pipe and percussive force initiated.
Avoiding struck or lost downhole tools and pipe eliminates the need for downhole retrieval operations, and pipe rammers can assist with installations as well as help recover products lost down hole.
Pipe rammers can put pipe in the ground quickly," says Brahler.
Levine formed Multiquip in 1971 by importing Mikasa rammers from Japan and the company changed distribution practices in the construction equipment industry by recognizing the tremendous potential of the rental industry.
This Internet based tool gives contractors the ability to order the full IR line of light compaction equipment online along with upright rammers, plate compactors, reversible plate compactors and walk-behind single-and double-drum rollers.