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Idle

Describing a project or asset that is not being used and therefore is not generating revenue. An idle asset usually has a maintenance cost associated with it. Companies therefore attempt not to have idle assets unless demand drops below a certain level.
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We all know equipment idles a lot, but we are just now learning how much.
While not the first idling ban for California, the sleeper regulation focuses on when on-highway trucks idle the most, during rest periods.
For every thousand small and large cars that idle for five minutes a day, that's 132 tonnes
Caterpillar believes that the MorElectric technology offers the trucking industry viable idle management solutions with important benefits to the customer and to the environment," says David Orr, Cat Electronics MorElectric commercial manager.
The second is termed avoidable and includes times when truck drivers idle for cab comfort--air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter--or to operate onboard auxiliaries such as televisions and computers.
The system was maintained at idle for the remaining 12 nonproduction hours to minimize warm-up time after testing and to extend the life of the calciner's refractory liner.
You can set our software so when it idles for more then 10 minutes it will send you a notification.
3 : not based on anything real or serious <an idle threat>
The technology allows full-screen, rich media displays during idle time in the form of screensavers.