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ANSWERS TO BOARD EXAM REVIEWER: POWER ELEMENTS

Here's the answers to the questions posted on the last article. 1. The measure of how effective a boiler is in transferring heat from furnace to the water and steam. Answer: C. Boiler efficiency 2. A heat exchanger used to remove dissolved air in water? Answer: b. Deaerator 3. A state of water where the quantity of steam and liquid water is indistinguishable. Answer: a. Critical point Reference: p.62, Thermodynamics 6th.Ed., Faires and Simmang

BOARD EXAM REVIEWER: POWER ELEMENTS

I have here some of the most frequently appearing types of "elements" on the subject of power and industrial plant engineering. Answers will be provided after a week. These questions were based on previous board examination and was reworded and modified but it carries the same thought as the actual questions. Instruction: Choose the BEST answer. 1. The measure of how effective a boiler is in transferring heat from furnace to the water and steam. A. Coefficient of heat transfer B. Boiler conductivity C. Boiler efficiency D. Furnace efficiency 2. A heat exchanger used to remove dissolved air in water? a. Condenser b. Deaerator c. Reheater d. Boiler 3. A state of water where the quantity of steam and liquid water is indistinguishable. a. Critical point b. Absolute zero c. Boiling point d. Freezing point 4. A power plant that harness energy from the difference in temperature between the depths of the ocean. a. OTEC b. Geothermal plant c. Hydroelectric p

SOLUTION TO MECHANICAL BOARD EXAM PROBLEMS: Power Set-1

Here are the solutions to board problems given at Power Subject Set-1. If you do not understand anything, feel free to write a comment voicing out your concern. I'm still looking for better ways to present my solution. I still don't know how to present equations and mathematical symbols with blogger. Please bear with me. 1. An automobile tire is inflated to 32psig pressure at 50 degree F. After being driven, the temperature rises to 75 degree F. Determine the final gage pressure assuming the volume remains constant. (Electrical Engineering Board Exam Problem) Solution: Since volume is constant, use Charles’ Law on constant volume processes. P1/T1=P2/T2 Note: P and T should be absolute. (32+14.7)/ (50+460) =P2/ (75+460) P2=48.99 psia Converting back to gage pressure, P2g=48.99-14.7 P2g=34.29 psig 2. Four hundred cubic centimeters of gas at a pressure of 740 mmHg absolute and temperature of 18 degree C undergoes a process until the pressure and temperature be