MISCELLANEOUS - Mechanical Articles

Governors

Introduction The function of governor is to regulate the mean speed of an engine, when there are variations in load. For example: when the load of an engine increases then its speed decreases, therefore it becomes necessary to increase the su ...

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Air Dryers Used In Locomotives

Why air dryer? Compressed air is used on diesel and electric locomotives for brake system and operation of other auxiliary devices. The compression cycle of ambient air includes compression in locomotive compressor and then cooling in after ...

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Power Plant

Power Station An electric power station is a factory in which energy is converted from one form to other i.e, from Mechanical into Electrical Energy in a conventional Thermal power station , the energy is first in the form of heat through the ...

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Sensotronic Braking System

The most vital component in the runningand control of the modern vehicles is the braking system. In order to bring themoving motor vehicle to rest or slow down in a shortest possible time, theenergy of the motion possessed by the vehicle must be conver ...

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Design & Fabrication of Automatic Pneumatic Lift

Abstract In order to implement the ideas one has to make the model of that. Human beings are restricted to some extent in bearing loads but they are not restricted for innovations. The technology is so much advanced that every proble ...

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IC Engine

Introduction Energy Conversion The distinctive feature of our civilization today, one makes it different from all others, is the wide of use mechanical power. At one time, the primary source of power for the work of peace or war is ...

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Sketch Modelling in Catia

This tutorial and other tutorial that follow provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a sketch in CATIA V5 R14's sketcher workbench. Sketch workbench is used to create CATIA two dimensional sections. Objects made in sketcher workbench are sav ...

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Turbines & Its Auxiliaries

Turbine Turbine is a device which transforms pressure and temperature energy of steam into mechanical energy. It contains stator & rotor blades. Stator is connected to casting & turbine and perform like a nozzle in which pressure and ...

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Working Unit of Automatic Pneumatic Lift

The working unit is built up of fixed cylinders, sliding ram and platform. The two fixed cylinders used in the working unit are placed vertically and are connected to each other by a plastic pipe. The sliding ram is placed in one of the two cylinders m ...

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Face to Face with Catia

Introduction to computer added design Apart from the theoretical aspects of CAD, here we are going discuss about the major features of Computer Added Design. The software on which we are going to discuss is CATIA. As we know that in today's w ...

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Omni Directional Vehicle

YFR's best method to design Omni Directional Vehicle Objective To design an Omni directional vehicle concept for future development: To build an Omni Directional Vehicle requires inclusion o ...

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Hydraulic Turbines

Introduction Turbines are defined as the hydraulic machines which convert hydraulic energy(energy possessed by water) into mechanical energy.This mechanical energy is used in running an electric generator which is directly coupled to the ...

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Requirements of Twin Tower heatless regenerative type Air Dryers for Diesel & Electric Locomotives

Introduction The presence of moisture in pneumatic system of locomotives causes malfunction in of electro pneumatic and pneumatic devices .A1thoug automatic drain valves have been provided in locomotives hut the problem of moisture carry over ...

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Turbochargers

Introduction When people talk about race cars or high-performance sports cars, the topic of turbochargers usually comes up. Turbochargers also appear on large diesel engines. A turbo can significantly boost an engine's horsep ...

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Introduction About Carbon Plant

The Carbon Plant is the part of the Hindalco. In Carbon plant to make Aluminium. In the manufacturing parts are: Paste plant Baking furnace Rodding room Potroom In carbon plant the m ...

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Difference between 2-Stroke & 4-Stroke Engine

To understand the mechanical differences between a two stroke and four stroke engine, lets first consider how the four stroke engine works. The four strokes are: <IMG src="/img/00001762_02.jpg ...

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Braking System

Brake Brake is employed to stop or slow- down the speed of vehicle depending upon driving needs. When braked, each wheel of the vehicle builds-up a certain braking force. For this reason, greater the number of wheels braked, greater will be t ...

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The Growth of Metallurgy

After the seven metals of antiquity: gold, silver, copper, mercury, tin , iron and lead, the next metal to be discovered was Arsenic in the 13th century by Albertus Magnus. Arsenicus (arsenious oxide) when hea ...

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Design of Cathode in Carbon Plant

Introduction One of the most difficult tasks conform the designer of an electrolytic cell for the production of aluminum is the design of the container itself, because: Molten fluoride bath at 960o C has both low viscosity an ...

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Types of Brakes

Types of Brakes On the basis of driver's ergonomics Foot Brakes Hand Brakes On the basis of actuating method Mechanical Brake < ...

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Vacuum Brake

The vacuum brake is a braking system used on trains. It was first introduced in the mid 1860s and a variant, the automatic vacuum brake system became almost universal in British train equipment, and in those countries influenced by British practice. Th ...

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Control Unit of Automatic Pneumatic Lift

The control unit basically comprise of a relay, timer circuit, half wave rectifier, full wave rectifier, push button and solenoid actuated valve. The half wave rectifier is used to provide half wave DC pulse to the solenoid actuated valves and ...

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Compressor Unit of Automatic Pneumatic Lift

The compressor unit basically consists of a reciprocating compressor, electric motor, pressure gauge, pressure vessel, hose pipe and plastic tubes. The reciprocating compressor is used for compressing the air from the atmosphere and then transferring i ...

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Hydraulic Brake

The hydraulic brake is an arrangement of braking mechanism which uses brake fluid, typically containing ethylene glycol, to transfer pressure from the controlling unit, which is usually near the operator of the vehicle, to the actual b ...

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Guidelines for Euipment and Piping Location Part 1

This article should only be used as a guide. It’s intended purpose is to help the piping designer who is responsible for placement of one specific item in a typical refinery, chemical or petrochemical process plant or someone who may need help in dev ...

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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

The development of the GTAW process was accelerated early in 1940. Initially the process was called ‘‘Heliarc’‘, because Helium was used for the shielding gas. Later when argon was available the process was renamed tungsten inert gas or ‘‘T ...

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Car Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics is the study of moving gases (in this case air) over a body in motion, and how that airflow will affect the body's movement through the flow. Car aerodynamics is used to make passenger vehicles safer and more fuel efficient, but it is prim ...

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Machinery Safeguarding Strategy

Introduction Recent developments in standardization have brought into focus, the safeguarding strategies necessary for the safety of workers employed in using automated machinery. Interestingly, these developments are occurrin ...

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A few things about Pump Piping System

There should be at least 10 diameters of pipe between the suction of the pump and the first elbow. This is especially critical in double-ended pump designs as the turbulent inlet flow can cause shaft thrusting, and subsequent bearing problems. If an el ...

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Mobile Crane Manufacturers have made the Dream of Lifting Hundreds of Pounds Come True

Can you ever imagine of lifting hundreds of pounds several feet high into air? This impossible task was manually possible at the time before the invention of mobile cranes. However, it required the exertion of manual force many times more than the weig ...

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Industrial Tow Tractors Feature the Mosaic of Utmost Power and Top-end Functions

Heavy industrial equipments are passing through a lot of evolutions in terms of features and applications. Modern day industrial tow tractors and powered stacker exemplify this ground reality. Such machineries are as old as the wills, only they are mor ...

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