This manual looks at difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility from a fresh yet practical perspective and enables you to reduce expensive down time on your plant and equipment to a minimum by correct application of lightning, surge protection and earthing principles.
This manual familiarises you with a wide variety of machinery hazards and shows you methods of making your equipment safe and complying with the applicable local safety Laws. Topics range from safeguarding of machinery, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Safety Control Systems to Safe Fieldbus technology.
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 manual initially examines the basic building blocks and design tools to implement motion control systems. Fundamental concepts of load, inertia, force and real time are discussed. The various factors such as performance limitations and costs that impact the selection of electro hydraulic, pneumatic, electromechanical technologies are discussed. Servo basics are then examined in considerable detail giving you the practical tools in which to work with these systems.
In this manual, examples are taken from various industrial standard practices for reliable and trouble-free operation of diesel power plants. Some of the essential systems such as fuel oil layouts, lube oil requirements and control circuitry are also discussed.