Fluid Power Journal

Air Teaser

By Ernie Parker

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


 

Comparing the Energy of Natural Gas and Gasoline

By Erine Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPE When you see a vehicle driven on natural gas, do you ever wonder how far it can …

Calculate Diameters of Load-Holding Cylinders

Calculate the required diameter and standard diameter needed for the cylinders to hold the load shown

Problem: Find the Cylinder Rod

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPE During the school year of 1975-1976 and with the help of my students, we built …

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 …

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