The majority of simple, open-cycle gas turbines feature a compressor, combustion chamber, and turbine unit. Air is compressed inside the compressor, fuel is added to the combustion chamber, and then the hot gasses expand inside the turbine. Two pressures are considered in a pressure ratio, and because the compressor and turbine are attached to a common shaft, some of the work created by the turbine is lost due to running the compressor. For the betterment of your knowledge, open cycle gas turbines are detailed in the following article.


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Hydraulic systems find use in many vehicles and machinery alike, harnessing fluids under pressure to create the power necessary for actuation and operations. When designing a hydraulic system for the first time, one of the most important questions is what motor or pump is best for achieving optimal performance. This is an essential consideration to make as motors and pumps act as key components for basic hydraulic system operations. The two work in tandem as well, so it is highly recommended to follow a basic selection process, that of which we will discuss in this blog.


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As an airplane climbs in the sky, up to altitudes that rival Mount Everest, the temperature drops to levels much lower than that of the ground. Consequently, when a commercial aircraft begins to ascend, its heating system will typically engage, and it will expel warm air out the vents to heat the cabin to a comfortable temperature. Though some planes use electric heating systems, most rely on a combustion heater which uses the same fuel as an airplane's engines. If you are curious about how each of these systems function, read on as we discuss how cabin heating works on aircraft.


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Hydraulic systems are highly beneficial for aircraft, allowing for enough force to be created to reliably operate and adjust various assemblies, systems, and surfaces. The hydraulic fluids that are used in the aviation industry are known for being thinner than industrial fluids, and they are also partly chosen by their fire resistance due to the extreme hazards that flames can present to aircraft while they are high up in the atmosphere. To keep hydraulic fluid safe, it needs to remain in a temperature range of -65 degrees to 275 degrees Fahrenheit so that it will not freeze or boil. As there are different types of hydraulic fluid available for aircraft based on the application and environment, it can be useful to have a basic understanding of the most popular options.


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Engines or motors that operate in the harsh conditions of marine environments require greater resilience than those that operate on land. With inconsistent environments and the constant presence of water, marine engines must be as durable as possible, which is why choosing to power marine equipment with a diesel engine, rather than a gasoline-powered engine, is in the best interest of your operations. In comparison to the maximum lifespan of 1,500 hours for gas-powered engines, marine diesel engines will operate anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 hours without requiring attention. In fact, a well-maintained diesel engine may last the entire lifespan of your boat. When you are looking for a reliable choice for powering your aquatic adventures, diesel engines are your best option. In this blog, we will explore the qualities that contribute to a long lifespan of a marine diesel engine and what you can do to prolong it.


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For aircraft to remain safe and airworthy for flight, they must be regularly maintained, repaired, and generally cared for on a regular basis. Whether an aircraft is simply being turned over for its next flight or is being repaired, maintenance personnel and other staff generally rely on the use of ground support equipment (GSE) to get the job done. In order for ground support equipment to be reliable in of itself, it too must be regularly inspected and maintained as to avoid costly or disastrous outcomes. In this blog, we will discuss some examples of ground support equipment maintenance and repair, ensuring that you can bolster the reliability and service lives of your investments by understanding its importance.


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One of the most important aspects of understanding aviation is the ability to comprehend the various ways in which an aircraft moves in three dimensions. Those methods, which are referred to as roll, pitch, and yaw, make up the three principal axes of an aircraft. They are manipulated by the actuation of various flight surfaces, and their control is necessary in order to facilitate safe and stable flight. If the plane rolls too far in any of these axes, it could cause aerodynamic instability and passenger discomfort, which is why aircraft must feature components that can offset this effect. In this blog, we will discuss the purpose behind yaw damping, one of the many ways aerospace engineers combat unintentional rolling.


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With so many machines and vehicles necessitating engines to operate, engines are available in a wide range of types. For boats in particular, the engines that power such apparatuses fall into one of three categories: outboard, sterndrive, or jet engine variations. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of each engine type, the kind of propulsion they use, and how they work.


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A manifold valve is a device that connects one or more block valves within a hydraulic system. The valves in a hydraulic system may include a few variations, those of which are ball, needle, bleed, and vent valves. With block and bleed manifolds, the aim is to ensure that the fluids from upstream do not come into contact with the components from downstream. This can be achieved by isolating the flow of fluids in the system.


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When flying a plane, there are several things that a pilot needs to take care of or remain cognizant of, such as their GPS location, uninterrupted communication during the flights, flying on a correct route, etc. Across all these factors, one such important metric is altitude.


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