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Mothballing

A practice in which a company keeps equipment in a factory or other production facility in working order but does not use it on a constant basis. This is useful when a company has high operating costs and it would be more expensive to use the facility. Mothballing allows the company to save its expenses and still use the facility when needed.

mothballing

see CAPACITY.
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Safety issues have been one of the top concerns of the public in general ever since the Bataan nuclear plant was mothballed in the 1980's.
"Unite will work tirelessly to protect the jobs of our members and to save this plant from being mothballed. Our members deserve answers." TV1, at the New Energy and Technology Business Park, is the UK's largest power plant of its kind.
For Bay Bridge, better access to the mothballed Suisan Bay fleet near Richmond, Calif., has been the driving force behind the company's quest to open a ship breaking yard on the West Coast.
Saudi Aramco's mothballed capacity for Arab Medium and Heavy crudes has been limited to 850,000 b/d, compared to 3.2m b/d in 2001 and 4.87m b/d in late 1993.
Added to about 600 million lb of capacity previously mothballed at two plants in Texas in 2001, the new cutbacks bring idled domestic PE capacity at Dow and its Union Carbide subsidiary to more than 1.4 billion lb.
Suppose the B unit is kept running, as it can supply the current product demand, and the A and C units are mothballed. It doesn't take much imagination to guess that the simplest way to maintain B will be to pirate components from the mothballed units, thus making it impossible to get those units back on-line.
However, since May 2000 the Graham company has been mothballed over ongoing legal tussles and tangles.
They have also mothballed large antennas located in the middle of the South pacific, bagged complete helicopters bein g shipped around the world, and identified the causes of corrosion and ways to prevent it through process engineering.
No plans have been made to resume operations, however, company officials say the mill will not be mothballed.
A TORY AM's idea to have the Llanwern steelworks mothballed was last night branded as "insensitive lunacy".
Wilson Observatory, one of the oldest in the southwestern United States, has been mothballed since 1985.
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