- Circular hoops can withstand internal pressure by pure tension in the tankmaterial instead of bending. Materials can take more force in tension than inbending.
- If the shape were not circular, then there would be bending stresses in the tank wall and it would not be able to withstand as much pressure without breaking.
- Spheres are more efficient than cylinders if you just care about minimizing the mass of the tank to hold a certain amount of pressurized gas. But cylinders are easier to pack together. So it’s a trade-off between efficiency and practicality.
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