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An HVAC system is designed to keep the occupants of offices, tower blocks and retail properties happy and healthy across the world. However, sometimes, your unit will need a helping hand to keep itself in top condition.
So you think you know about the mechanical engineering field? You know how to read and interpret an engineering blueprint, right? Well, let’s find out. Take this quick quiz to see how much you really know.
The history of automation in the manufacturing industry can be traced back to the early use of basic pneumatic and hydraulic systems, up to the modern robots used by industry today. Many operations in the manufacturing industry have become automated, increasing production at the expense of labor.
Nature created mankind, but with the advancement of technology, man is now trying to recreate nature. This may have its own advantages and disadvantages, but nowhere is this struggle more evident than in the field of environmental control for our inhabited interior spaces.
Steel provides life to the designs of humanity. It has remained an invincible metal through the centuries, but how is it refined, and recycled? What is the difference between cast iron and stainless, and what are the primary alloys of steel?
Toolmaking and precision machining are the need of the day, but recent advances in technology demand ever higher precision and accuracy in order to reach the desired limit. This article will serve as a guide for toolmaking and precision machining articles at Bright Hub.
This guide to hardware deals with industry-standard items of which, though common, the selection of can make or break the repair, upgrade, or maintenance of essential equipment. How much do you know about the technical standards for the fasteners, bearings, belts, and seals you’re already using?
Materials play a vital role in the construction and manufacturing of equipment and tools. Choosing the right kind of materials add to the economy and life of machinery. In this guide to engineered materials we look at the need for and importance of studying topics in materials science.
Whether you’re upgrading an existing system or building a new one, good knowledge of the principles of heating and air conditioning, and typical designs, will allow you to make wise decisions when the time comes. These principles, along with descriptions of typical components, are referenced here.
Most rotational applications in industry and manufacturing depend on electric motors. Our day to day life depends on electronic and electrical devices, and they, too, in turn depend on electric motors. In this guide, we look at AC and DC motor designs and operational theory.
What is motion and what is energy? These fundamental questions are difficult to answer. The first attempt to give some explanations was made through classical mechanics. Here you will find a collection of articles with everything you need to know about the physical laws of motion and energy.
This guide will help you learn about the various methods of heat treatment and measurement aspects of the mechanical properties of metals. Topics involved include the hardening, softening (annealing), and tempering processes carried out on critical components.
Features and capabilities are equally important, if not more so, than the price for buying CAD software. Even given that, chances are you may find a free program through this guide that is capable enough for your application. This guide will help you to understand the current offerings.
One of the most fundamental science fields that has contributed to the evolution of engines since the early 19th century, thermodynamics has seriously affected our lives. In this guide we’ll start with the basics and move on to the more complicated principles and applications.
Calculations for heat exchanger designs use heat transfer parameters such as convection heat transfer coefficients, overall heat transfer coefficients, and log mean temperature differences. These calculations are needed for shell and tube and double pipe heat exchangers, as well as other types.
Mechanical workshop safety rules are important to follow because workshop rules and regulations not only ensure worker safety but also bring efficiency to the work process. Safety guidelines, fire precautions, and general work rules ensure that a symmetrical work process is observed in workshops.
Biomass has low bulk density, high moisture, and low energy density. Converting it to pellets makes it more portable and easily usable. Pelletization has advantages for both wood producers and power plant operations.
Materials that have the ability to protect equipment and instruments from being damaged due to high temperature are called heat resistant materials. These materials can be found on the inside of ovens, in car parts, on the manufacturing floor of industrial buildings, etc.