Fluid Power Journal

Air Teaser

By Ernie Parker

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


 

Air Teaser: Find the Cylinder Rod

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPE. What is the maximum theotretical efficiency for extension and retraction? How …

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 …

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