By Faustine Arnaud. Engine Wiring. Publised at Saturday, December 02nd 2017, 16:32:22 PM. Even the most efficient and robust engine technologies will never make it to market without the vehicle system meeting emissions regulations. But this is not the first instance where significant emissions control advances were needed to transition a combustion technology to market. Advances in catalyst technologies more than 40 years ago were critical to meeting emerging emissions regulations; the effectiveness of catalysts for conventional spark-ignition engines has since improved by a factor of 100 while achieving a substantial reduction in expensive platinum group metals. Meeting the new challenges is a very active area of research at ORNL and other U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, as well as in industry.
By Thibault Margaux. Engine Wiring. Publised at Wednesday, August 02nd 2017, 09:23:41 AM. Building on that work, in 1864 two German engineers named Nicolaus August Otto and Eugen Langen founded a company that made engines similar to Lenoir’s model. Otto gave up managing the company and started working on an engine design that he had been toying with since 1861. His design led to what we now know as the four-stroke engine, and the basic design is still used in cars today.
By Claudette Alice. Engine Wiring. Publised at Thursday, November 09th 2017, 17:30:15 PM. The cylinder head is a piece of metal that sits over the engine’s cylinders. There are small, rounded indentations cast into the cylinder head in order to create room at the top of the chamber for combustion. A head gasket seals the joint between the cylinder head and cylinder block. Intake and outtake valves, spark plugs, and fuel injectors (these parts are explained later) are also mounted to the cylinder head.
By Sebastien Abel. Electrical Wiring. Published at Tuesday, March 20th 2018, 19:53:42 PM. Whenever we flip a switch, plug in an appliance, or adjust a reading light, we interact with the electrical system in a house. A good electrician can make those interactions easier in a hundred little ways, so it's best to communicate your needs early—ideally after the house is framed and before the drywall or insulation goes up. That's when master electrician Allen Gallant, who has wired many This Old House TV projects, takes his customers on a job-site walk-through, showing where he plans to put switches, lights, and receptacles. "I'll even ask them if they're left-handed or right-handed," he says. "It makes a big difference when you're looking for the light switch." It's easy to make changes at this point in the process, but once the walls are closed in, any second thoughts become far more difficult and expensive to implement.
By Sebastien Abel. Electrical Wiring. Published at Tuesday, March 20th 2018, 15:24:41 PM. Some old homes were designed to run off less power than the modern home. Most states have a 100 amp minimum requirement. Homes running under that service could consider an upgrade to bring them to between 100 and 200 amps, which could run upwards of $2,000. Homeowners should evaluate their power demands first. “A homeowner can have an electrician test the system with an amp meter while all the big loads are on,” says Holt. “If the draw is over 75-80 percent of the service size, you might consider an upgrade. Otherwise you should be fine.”
By Olivier Danielle. Electrical Wiring. Published at Tuesday, March 20th 2018, 08:52:14 AM. High voltage transmission lines carry electricity long distances to asubstation. From this substation, electricity in different power levels is used to runfactories, streetcars and mass transit, light street lights and stop light, and is sent toneighborhood. When electricity enters "example house", it must pass through a meter andgoes through a fuse box. The fuse box protects the house in case of problems. When afuse "circuit breaker" ³blows´ or ³trips´ something wrong with an appliance or somethingwas short circuited.
By Faustine Arnaud. Engine Wiring. Published at Tuesday, March 20th 2018, 00:49:01 AM. Contrast that to an external combustion engine, where fuel is burned outside the engine and the energy created from that burning is what powers it. Steam engines are the best example of this. Coal is burned outside of the engine, which heats water to produce steam, which then powers the engine.
By Sebastien Abel. Electrical Wiring. Published at Monday, March 19th 2018, 21:03:09 PM. Plastic boxes usually have spring-tabs for clamps and do not require tightening. Note: The ends of the individual wires should be clean, straight, and undamaged. Their insulation should be stripped 1/2 to 3/4 inch from the ends. Trim any damaged wires and/or strip insulation as needed, using wire strippers.
By Manon Marianne. Electrical Wiring. Published at Monday, March 19th 2018, 20:15:12 PM. Feed the cables through the clamps and into the box. The cable sheathing (outer jacket) should extend 1/2 to 1 inch beyond the clamp, and the cable wires should extend about 6 inches into the box. If necessary, trim the wires as needed and strip 3/4 inch of insulation from the each of each wire, using wire strippers. Secure the cables by tightening the screws on the clamps, being careful not to overtighten and damage the cables.
By Marthe Mathilde. Engine Wiring. Published at Monday, March 19th 2018, 18:13:53 PM. Most folks think that in the world of mechanized movement, steam-powered external combustion engines came before the internal combustion variety. The reality is that the internal combustion engine came first. "Yes, the ancient Greeks messed around with steam-powered engines, but nothing practical came from their experiments".
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