This chapter gives you a comprehensive understanding of air compression. The chapter begins with a discussion of adiabatic, isothermal and polytropic compression. Construction and operation of piston, diaphragm, vane, screw, centrifugal and axial flow compressors are illustrated and explained. Compressor control methods and ancillary equipment such as intake filters/silencers, intercoolers, aftercoolers, receivers and condensate separators are covered in detail.
Sub-Topics: This chapter boosts your knowledge of air service components. The operation, maintenance and installation of filter/separators, pressure regulators and lubricators are illustrated and explained.
COMPRESSED AIR DRYING
Sub-Topics : This chapter brings you up to speed on air drying methods. Theory and terminology is introduced and discussed. The construction and operation of refrigeration, adsorption, and absorption dryers are illustrated and explained. The chapter concludes with examination of criteria for selecting the correct type of dryer for an application.
Sub-Topics : This chapter gives you the scoop on air distribution design and layout. System pressure, flow rate, leakage, pipe length and diameter and pipe material are all considered and discussed. Pressure drop of fittings, ring main grading and water take-off lines are also covered
AIR CIRCUIT CONSTRUCTION
Sub-Topics : This chapter points you in the right direction when assembling and documenting an air supply system. Covers air line tube, fittings, quick connectors and silencers.
Sub-Topics : This chapter takes you way beyond pneumatic cylinder basics. The construction and operation of various cylinder types, including impact cylinders and rodless actuators are illustrated and explained. Cylinder sizing and air consumption calculations - along with Euler formulas for rod buckling are covered in detail
Sub-Topics : This chapter gives you the knowledge you need to correctly apply a motor in a circuit. The chapter describes how torque is developed in an air motor and the construction and operation of piston, vane and turbine motors are explained. The chapter concludes with a discussion of air motor application and sizing with relevant calculations
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVES
Sub-Topics : In this chapter you'll grasp the finer points of directional valve operation and application. This chapter covers directional valve actuation methods, switching positions, pathways, and center and transition condition. Spool, flat-slide, poppet and toggle-disc valve types are illustrated and discussed. The chapter concludes with a discussion of valve application in; position, time and pressure sensing control circuits
Sub-Topics : This chapter walks you through the flow control maze. It begins with discussion of needle valves as flow controls and their application in meter-in and meter-out circuits. Speed control using quick exhaust, hydraulic check and pneumatic endcushioning are also discussed. The chapter concludes with a practical discussion of installation locations for speed (flow) control valves.
Sub-Topics : After reading this chapter you'll not only understand what they do, but also how they work. It covers the application and operation of proximity, back pressure, liquid level, reed and gap sensors, along with single and two-stage amplifier valves. Like all other chapters throughout the book, functional descriptions are illustrated with color sectional views and their corresponding graphical symbols.
Sub-Topics : In this chapter, you'll nail the fundamental principles of pneumatics as they relate to gas flow, velocity and pressure, and transmission of force and power. Concepts discussed are cleverly illustrated and relevant formulas introduced.
CIRCUIT PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
Sub-Topics : This chapter gives you guidance on layout and presentation of pneumatic circuits. It explains the various layouts for schematic drawings, and covers the four main categories in a circuit structure.
Sub-Topics : If your plant has machines that use step-counter logic, then this chapter will make you the in-house expert. The design, application and operation of step-counter logic control are illustrated and explained.
Sub-Topics : This chapter guides you through the cascade system of sequential control. Various cascade design methods are discussed and the chapter concludes a series of worked examples
Sub-Topics : This chapter gives you the inside running on combination circuits design. Key logic concepts are introduced and explained. Worked examples are given at the end of the chapter.
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
Sub-Topics : This chapter gives you the confidence you need to deal with PLC controlled equipment. Pneumatic step-counter diagrams are explained alongside PLC diagrams to assist readers with limited training in electrics or electronics.
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Auto101 course module is about the rapidly changing technology that ushers the auto industry into the new millennium which including electronically controlled systems such as fuel injection, distributorless ignitions, transmissions, transaxles, anti-lock brakes, active suspension and traction control units. A combination of theory & virtual shop “hands-on” training and experience are all vital components for today’s technician. In order to ease down the referencing resources in this course module; it is incorporated with some features like, Search, Book Mark, Note Creator and Vocabulary Pronunciation Assistant. Below is the list of the chapters covered in this course module with its associated sub-topics