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Compressed Air System Efficiency

May 7, 2020 Nigel 0

When I run engines on compressed air I often wonder about the efficiency. A large electric motor driving a piston compressor that is in turn supplying a small engine that is sometimes barely able to [more…]

a cast iron flywheel

Flywheel Design Principles

January 20, 2020 Nigel 0

The wheel on the end of the crankshaft that gives the crankshaft momentum to carry the pistons through the compression stroke. Normally constructed from a heavy steel or iron disc. A flywheel has two main [more…]

fuel cell diagram

Fuel Cell System

January 19, 2020 Nigel 0

I was reading an article about using a fuel cell energy storage system for a drone and how it was a high energy density option. This made me wonder how a fuel cell works and [more…]