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Enamel Heaters

09/02/2014
posted in Chemical & Material Science
by immortani
I came across a tubular type heater with white enamel on it. What is the enamel and why it is used? Thank you for your answers.
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Restriction Orifice Plate

09/02/2014
posted in Instrumentation
by Ian Purdie
Can anybody help me with details of a restriction orifice plate program? I have seen [via search engines] various companies offering downloads, but wo...
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Technical Bid Evalution

09/02/2014
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by jeyaraj22
Dear All, For One of my client i have complete the Tender document for Equipment Erection and piping works. I expect that i will receive the Bid from...
Pathfinder Tags: Bid evaluation format
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Last comment 09/02/2014 by lyn
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Moisture Mmt. Using Alumimium Oxide Cell

09/01/2014
posted in Instrumentation
by msn
We are doing moisture measurement using aluminium oxide cell. However I am not getting information regarding, how exactly moisture is measured once i...
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Buzzers For Underwater Application

09/01/2014
posted in Communications & Electronics
by TriOZ
Is there any buzzers which works under water? As i understand... the water can short the electronics and thus damage it. I guess... lot of products...
Pathfinder Tags: buzzer sound underwater Water
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Last comment 09/02/2014 by Tom_Consulting
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From Mars or the CIA?

09/01/2014
posted in Aerospace
by Fredski
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2112146/Mystery-space-plane-orbit-year.htmlWHO KNEW THEY HAD A MINI SHUTTLE up there so long?
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Identifying Probable Compound Using its Color & Reactants

09/01/2014
posted in Chemical & Material Science
by nightcrawler
This is quote from OxyChem document on Hypochlorites: Steel tanks in caustic soda service become passivated with a gray-black film forming on the m...
Pathfinder Tags: Corrosion
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Last comment 09/01/2014 by JNB
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Choosing My University!

08/31/2014
posted in Education
by energypassion97
Hello everybody,I need to decide what is the university that is the most successful and popular in research on the energy field. I will then major in...
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Last comment 09/02/2014 by old salt
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This Is How You Have to Ship Bugatti’s $3M Supercar

08/31/2014
posted in Transportation
by europium mkII
When you drop $3 million on a special-edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, you want everything to be perfect. That's why, before it leave...
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Views: 311, Comments: 15
Last comment 09/01/2014 by phoenix911
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Physicists Close In on ‘Perfect’ Optical Lens

08/31/2014
posted in New Technologies & Research
by europium mkII
^Henri Lezec, a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., aligning the optical system with which he...
Pathfinder Tags: negative refraction structured illumination microscopy
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Last comment 09/01/2014 by SHOCKHISCAN
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Quark Quartet Fuels Quantum Feud

08/31/2014
posted in New Technologies & Research
by europium mkII
Newly discovered particles have incited a fierce debate among experts about the correct picture of matter at the quantum scale In August 2003...
Pathfinder Tags: elementary particles new particle quantum physics tetraquark
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Last comment 09/01/2014 by passingtongreen
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Loading on Different Capacities DG

08/31/2014
posted in Electrical Engineering
by harshitpatel
how to load 2 DG set of different KVA working on paraller or with grid source without overloading the dg set and maintaning power factor
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Last comment 09/02/2014 by dhayanandhan
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Installation Tube Bundle CEU Heat Exchanger

08/31/2014
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by alfonsus_wm
Dear All, there is a CEU heat exchanger (channel integrated with tubesheet), the total length include tubebundle is 9145 mm. tubebundle itself is 664...
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Taking on the Grey Ceiling

08/28/2014
posted in General Discussion
by europium mkII
Looking for work after age 50 They cost more, are harder to train and less flexible. They're also more likely to quit, resistant to change and in...
Pathfinder Tags: older workers; perceptions; underutilised; trends
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Last comment 09/01/2014 by jmueller
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Failure Analysis of a Failed Steel Rope

08/28/2014
posted in Mechanical Engineering
by hubertooru
A steel rope, composed of many tiny strands of steel, passes over a 50.8mm diamater pulley. After several months, the steel rope fails, dropping its h...
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Last comment 09/02/2014 by Kevin LaPaire
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Gluing Plexiglas to Stainless Steel

08/26/2014
posted in Manufacturing
by roeblinggrid
Does anyone have any experience with gluing Plexiglas to stainless steel? I've tried cyanoacrelate (superglue) which is what most of the internet se...
Views: 425, Comments: 48
Last comment 08/30/2014 by lyn
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Fuses Keep Blowing

08/26/2014
posted in Electrical Engineering
by tccs
i have a 3 phase 480v fan motor that keeps blowing fuses. and cant figure out why the motor is 1.5 hp 1160 rpm 480 motor with three 6 1/4 amp fuses an...
Pathfinder Tags: electrical
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Last comment 08/29/2014 by adreasler
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The 'Best' Engineering Lost Causes

08/26/2014
posted in General Discussion
by Don from Oz
Thumbing through the book of heroic failures (by Stephen Pile), I was reminded of the Ford Edsel. And a look at the web and there are more than 11 mil...
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Last comment 08/27/2014 by North of 60
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Are Pure Sine Wave Inverters Really Possible?

08/26/2014
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Atul Chahure
Inverter changes DC to AC. As it is just a switch, output of inverter is rectangular AC. Then, how are there pure sine wave inverters? Is it possible...
Pathfinder Tags: sine wave
Views: 391, Comments: 37
Last comment 08/30/2014 by jeyas_mail
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CR4 and IHS Engineering360: New Online Destination for Engineers

09/02/2014 posted in The CR4 Admin Blog
After 10 years of strategic planning and acquisitions, IHS Engineering360 will be released in September. Upon launch, this will become the largest onl...
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Balloon Ride: Newsletter Challenge (September 2014)

09/01/2014 posted in Challenge Questions
This month's Challenge Question: Specs & Techs from GlobalSpec: You are inside a car with the windows closed, and you are holding a helium ballo...
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Views: 511, Comments: 24
Last comment 09/02/2014 by Anonymous Hero
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Manufacturing in a Virtual World

09/01/2014 posted in Industrial Automation
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Virtual technology stands poised to help manufacturers optimize product design and assembly line configuration, and reduce operating costs in the...
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Hydraulics Powers One-off Chinese Swing Bridge

08/31/2014 posted in Hydraulics Blog
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
When Chinese engineers built a highway overpass, they could not disrupt the high-speed rail line the roadway would straddle. Instead they built th...
Views: 194, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/01/2014 by Hilton
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Getting Your Coordinates Right

08/30/2014 posted in Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Accurate measurement of workpieces is vital to effective quality control in metals manufacturing. Previously, that has often meant taking cumberso...
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Toothpaste Debunked

08/30/2014 posted in Biomedical Engineering
by Chelsey H
Most of us can go through our morning routines without thinking. (I guess that's the point of having a routine). But as you brush away your morning...
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Last comment 09/01/2014 by Snel
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Pipe Steel: Internal Defect

08/29/2014 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
The majority of defects encountered in steel bars in our shops are found on the surface. Internal defects can also be encountered, and we posted a...
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Views: 118, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/31/2014 by phoenix911
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Things We Learned During the 2014 Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula

08/29/2014 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Once again, the Hemmings editorial team has done our best to cover the extensive events on California's Monterey Peninsula during the seven-day...
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto display show
Views: 132, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/29/2014 by Unredundant
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Environmental Arsenal Gets Stronger

08/29/2014 posted in Lab Equipment Blog
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
From powerful mass spectrometers to mobile devices, tools available for environmental monitoring are becoming ever more efficient, notes this cover...
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ESDU Challenge: Parachute Decelerator

08/29/2014 posted in IHS ESDU Blog
by SavvyExacta
In this series from IHS ESDU, challenge questions will be posted for the community. Some questions may require calculations and others are general kno...
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Last comment 08/31/2014 by passingtongreen
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aption This for 08/29/14

08/28/2014 posted in Caption This!
by Kaplin
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption! Thanks to JPool for submitting this image.
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Last comment 09/01/2014 by europium mkII
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Do We Live In a White Hole?

08/28/2014 posted in Relativity and Cosmology
by Jorrie
At the event horizon radius of a normal black hole (BH), things 'fall in' at the local speed of light, or more subtly said, "space itself falls in...
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Views: 278, Comments: 24
Last comment 09/02/2014 by Anonymous Hero
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Where are the Techs?

08/28/2014 posted in HVAC Blog
by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Business is booming in the HVAC industry as efficient new designs, wireless thermostat installations, upgrades to attain LEED certification, and o...
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Last comment 08/30/2014 by markar
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How Would You Fix It? Garage Foundation

08/27/2014 posted in Workbench Creations
by SavvyExacta
The photos below are of a pre-1900 building that was most recently used as a garage. As you can see, there is a problem with the foundation. A plan f...
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Last comment 09/02/2014 by Doorman
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A Dark Side of Solar Power

08/27/2014 posted in E&E Exchange
by HUSH
The harshest criticism for fossil fuels has always been the horrible effect they have on the environment. Not only does retrieving the resource (coa...
Pathfinder Tags: panel PV solar sustainable
Views: 387, Comments: 11
Last comment 08/29/2014 by kramarat
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Old School Can-Do: 1945 Speed and Custom

08/27/2014 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Two years ago, Jeremy Baye decided to pursue his longtime dream of making a living customizing cars. On July 27, 2012, he opened his very own shop...
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Last comment 08/27/2014 by SolarEagle
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