For those less familiar with the individual hardware components and processes of computers and IT systems, it can be a daunting task to try and decide what is best for your needs. For example, when it comes to how data is handled in terms of storage, synchronization, and use by a Central Processing Unit (CPU), one may ask whether RAM or FIFO is best for a particular need. These two things are sometimes conflated with one another with the fact that they handle batches of data. However, they perform different roles, and one is a type of hardware while another is simply a method of organizing data structures. To help you better understand the differences between RAM and FIFO, we will discuss their individual capabilities and uses in this blog.


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Aircraft ignition systems rely on similar instruments to what you would find in an automobile. Both are internal combustion engines that use spark plugs and some type of fuel monitoring network related to throttle position. However, rather than relying on a battery, planes employ a dual magneto model or self-contained electrical impulses to ignite the spark plugs and start their engines. In this article, you can read more about how aircraft ignition systems work, and gain a better understanding of whatever plane you are working with.


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Made to be vibrant in color to be highly identifiable, emergency stop switches and buttons are essential for the safety they provide to operators using machinery, especially during instances of misuse or an accident. Serving as a fail-safe mechanism when equipment cannot be shut off in its typical manner, these devices come in many forms and are often applied to machines among public, commercial, and industrial facilities.


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The aircraft's fuel system is responsible for delivering a continuous flow of fuel to the aircraft's engines throughout the duration of a flight. In terms of complexity and importance, few aircraft elements place higher than the fuel system. Although not homogenous in their design, the difference in fuel systems between two aircraft of the same class are generally composed of similar parts. In order to provide a better understanding of fuel systems, this blog will discuss their most important components and the function that each performs.


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One of the first major challenges to overcome in aviation was the ability for the aircraft to land and come to a complete stop in a short distance. Over the years, the need for a more robust landing system has become more pronounced due to the increased airspeed and weight of modern aircraft. Today, the landing system comprises thrust reversers and brakes, both of which are redundant and used simultaneously to stop the plane. In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about the aircraft landing system, highlighting details about thrust reversers and braking systems.


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Check valves have several other names, such as one-way, non-return, or clack valves. They have a design that is used for the guarantee of unidirectional flow. With this, they are often used as a preventive measure to avoid overflow, backflow, and other hazardous operating conditions. As such, they are found in a wide variety of fluid handling systems. A few check valve applications are irrigation systems, oil and gas extraction and processing equipment, potable water systems, standard and critical power generation and distribution equipment, subsea operation systems, wastewater treatment facilities, and more.


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Aircraft are robust and advanced vehicles, yet just like an automobile, they require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that all systems and parts are airworthy and functioning as intended. As required by the FAA, aircraft must undergo a series of inspections, each of which vary in their thoroughness and objective. To help you better understand the basic inspection requirements of an aircraft, we will discuss common aircraft inspections in brief detail.


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Flight control surfaces are one of the most important parts of a typical aircraft, allowing for pilots to have more control over the aerodynamic forces acting upon surfaces. While many areas that generate lift are fixed, flight control surfaces are adjustable areas that are managed by the pilot through controls present in the cockpit. Coming in numerous forms, flight control surfaces permit a pilot to govern the speed or trajectory of the aircraft as they adjust each surface.


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Since the dawn of aircraft travel, navigation-based systems have been one of the most important features within aircraft, allowing pilots to traverse the sky with ease. Equipped with a number of instruments that enable pilots to navigate large and small aircraft alike, this blog will cover two of the most important types. The first instrument is the Course Deviation Indicator (CDI), and the second is the Omnibearing Selector (OBS).


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Electric batteries have changed how we power countless electrical devices, allowing for a portable solution for powered systems with the ability to be recharged. Batteries come in many shapes and sizes to cater towards differing needs, the lithium-ion battery in particular being one of the most advanced and popular types. Lithium-ion batteries contain various lithium ions and electrodes, both of which are separated by the anode and cathode of the battery, respectively. As the lithium ions push into the cathode through a micro-permeable separator, they will recombine with electrons and neutralize. As the lithium-ion battery operates, it will create a very high voltage and benefit a device with its ample charge storage in regard to mass and volume.


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