- The alloy nature of Stainless Steel and its thin, transparent layer on the surface provides a self
healing feature. When activated by oxygen within the air or water then it is this layer which
repairs lightly scratched or any damage to the surface.
- Stainless steels contain a significant amount of chromium, which forms Chromium Oxide
when it oxidizes (rusts).
- In contrast to a simple carbon steel, which forms iron oxide when it
rusts, (the flaky reddish brown oxide we typically associate with rust).
- Iron oxide is brittle and permeable, doing little to prevent further oxidation of the steel surface. In contrast, chromium oxide does not have an objectionable appearance, being the same effective color as the base metal, just a bit duller, and is hard and resilient.
- When you scratch or mar stainless, the
exposed chromium just forms a new oxide layer, protecting the underlying metal.
The electrohydraulic control mechanisms of the ME engine replace the following components of the conventional MC engine: Chain drive for camshaft Camshaft with fuel cams, exhaust cams and indicator cams Fuel pump actuating gear, including roller guides and reversing mechanism Conventional fuel pressure booster and VIT system Exhaust valve actuating gear and roller guides Engine driven starting air distributor Electronic governor with actuator Regulating shaft Engine side control console Mechanical cylinder lubricators. The Engine Control System of the ME engine comprises: Control units Hydraulic power supply unit Hydraulic cylinder units, including: Electronically controlled fuel injection, and Electronically controlled exhaust valve activation Electronically controlled starting air valves Electronically controlled auxiliary blowers Integrated electronic governor functions Tacho system Electronically controlled Alpha lubricators