Fluid Mechanics & How it Relates to Mechanical Engineering
- Advantages of Pneumatics over Hydraulics
Despite the immense capabilities of hydraulics presented in terms of moving higher loads and in other industrial utilization, pneumatics are still in wide use today. The article discusses some applications and advantages of pneumatics in industry.
- Powering the Alaska Pipeline
The Alaska Pipeline runs from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez; a distance of 800 miles, and has been transporting local crude oil since 1977, using up to ten pumps. About half of the insulated, large diameter pipeline is supported above ground by specially designed supports, with the remainder being buried.
- Lubricant Properties for a Gearbox – Part 2
This article deals with the properties in a lubricant needed for the satisfactory performance of a gearbox. The various characteristics of the lubricant are discussed in detail here.
- Reusing Compression Connectors
Reusing compression fittings/ connectors are highly recommended in hydraulic process assembly. They are used in both high and low pressure applications. The reusable connectors are ETP copper, compression fittings, RTJ, bull rings, bulkhead, adapters and cap fittings. Some can not be reused like
- How to Predict the Start of Vortex Shedding
How do you predict the start of vortex shedding in fluid flow? Using a vortex shedding frequency formula you can predict when it will occur.
- Extended Storage of Synthethic Motor Oils
The shelf life of synthetic motor oil is an important issue that needs to be deliberated accordingly. The motor oils retain their chemical properties if the oil is properly stored. Efficient oil storage protects the oil, and consequently increases its shelf life.
- Aircraft Hydraulic Engineers
The job of an aircraft hydraulic engineer is among the most interesting. Find out what the qualifications, responsibilities and working conditions are.
- Viscosity Measurement Equipment
This article provides an introduction and description to some of the different types of viscosity measurement devices used in the field, factory, and laboratory, and how to select which one to use.
- Care and Maintenance of Chicksan Valves and Swivel Joints
Chicksan loading arms were developed in the fifties to load and discharge oil tankers. Their main features are unique swivel joints and isolating valves fitted each side of a powered emergency release system. Chiksan arms are also used in the chemical, oil refining, and offshore industries.
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