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Pneumatic and Hydraulic Equipment

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Equipment

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1. (a) Draw a pV diagram to illustrate the operation of a two-stage
compressor with intercooling.
(b) List the advantages to be gained by the use of a multi-stage design
compressor.
2. (a) With the aid of a sketch, describe briefly the operating principle of a
rotary vane compressor.
(b) State the reasons why oil must be injected into this machine for its
efficient operation.
3. (a) A mass of 400 kg is to be raised by the actuation of two identical
hydraulic cylinders with a piston diameter of 120 mm. Calculate the
required system pressure to just raise the load.
(b) If the load is to be raised 600 mm in 10 seconds, what will be the
required flowrate (Q) in min–1?
4. Describe the operation of a variable displacement axial piston (swash
plate) pump, indicating the means by which its output is varied.
5. With reference to basic constructional features, contrast the methods of
compression employed by positive displacement and dynamic air
compressors.
6. An item of plant requires 2 m3 min–1 of pulsation-free and oil-free
compressed air supplied at a pressure of 7 bar. Select and size a suitable
type of machine with regard to output FAD (free air delivered) and
quality of air supply.
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7. Air is drawn into a compressor at normal temperature and pressure
(N.T.P.) and compressed to a pressure of 6 bar gauge. After compression
the air is delivered at 1.2 m3 min–1 and cooled to a temperature of 30°C,
at which point condensate is collected at the rate of 2 litres per hour.
Estimate the FAD (N.T.P.) of the compressor, and the relative humidity of
the air entering the compressor.
8. Describe the difference between regenerative absorption and chemical
absorption air drying.
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