Mechanical engineering in simple terms deals with any equipment that moves; this is what makes it perhaps the most broad and diverse of engineering disciplines. The mechanical discipline essentially derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small, even nano, individual devices, such as measuring instruments, to large systems such as machine tools and power plants. Easy installation and serviceability are critical to the success of a mechanical system as is operational and design flexibility.
This information packed practical manual focusing on hydraulics and pneumatics will enhance your knowledge of the fundamentals, improve your maintenance programs and help you become an excellent troubleshooter of the problems in this area. No matter what hydraulics or pneumatics applications you are working on, and what the level of your knowledge, this manual will be highly beneficial to you.
The manual is designed to familiarize you with the principles and procees of implementing a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) program. RCM is a systematic and structured process used to decide what must be done to ensure that any physical asset, system or process continues to do whatever its users want it to do.
Piping system design constitutes a major part of the design and engineering effort in any facility. Stress analysis is a critical component of piping design through which important parameters such as piping safety, safety of related components and connected equipment and piping deflection can be addressed. The objective of pipe stress analysis is to prevent premature failure of piping and piping components and ensuring that piping stresses are kept within allowable limits.
Hose design and construction is a very technical and precise science. Proper selection and sizing of hoses and allied fittings is critical to ensuring the efficiency of a hydraulic system. Good installation and routing practices not only enhance system performance and efficiency but also provide sufficient safeguards under conditions of extreme pressure and temperature. Proper material selection is vital to ensuring long service life of the hose and also goes a long way in minimizing the possibility of premature hose failures.