Fluid Power Journal

Air Teaser

By Ernie Parker

AI, AJPP, AJPPCC, S, MT, MM, MIH, MIP, MMH

These teasers are printed in the Fluid Power Journal. Think you know the answer? Submit by e-mail to kpollander@ifps.org. Those who submit the correct answers before the deadline will have their names printed in the Society Page newsletter and in Fluid Power Journal. The winners will also be entered into a drawing for a special gift.

 

Calculating with Car Specs

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPE Calculate the scfm and nlpm needed from the turbo charger for a car with the …

Blocked Ports and Failing Piston Seals

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPE You may have seen the brain teaser in your lifetime in which a hydraulic …

Comparing an Electrical Circuit to a Pneumatic Circuit

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH Many times, when we try to come up with a pneumatic circuit to do a particular job, …

Starting an Air Compressor Under Pressure

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH Many smaller inexpensive air compressors have a hard time starting up under pressure, …

Building a Windmill

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH If one were to build a 10’ diameter windmill connected to an air compressor with a …

Decreasing Downstream Pressure To Increase The Flow

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH In the new International Fluid Power Society’s Reference Handbook and the Pneumatic …

Problem: Calculating The Effect Of High Wind Force

There have been some very strong winds in the eastern United States with upwards of 70 to 90 MPH. How much force and horsepower would the wind produce pushing …

Problem: Compressor Shuts Off When Pressure Rises

When troubleshooting for an air leak, a check was added between the separator and the receiver. Then every 10 minutes the compressor would try to start and …

Problem: Sizing a Two-Stage Air Compressor

Given: A two-stage air compressor with an intercooler System Pressure: 120 PSIG. Each stage raises the pressure 60 PSI. Initial air temperature: 70° F …

Problem: Car Hoist

How many SCF will it take to fully extend the cylinder if the air/oil tank is full of oil when starting? How many SCF will it take to fully extend the cylinder …

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