Project 074

United Kingdom, 1952

Film
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The standard method of measuring engine wear is to weigh a piston ring before and after a long period of running. A far less laborious procedure makes use of a radio-active piston ring; radiating particles worn from the ring circulate in the lubricating oil, and their abundance, which can be accurately measured, gives a practically instantaneous indication of engine wear. All this is explained in this film, and views of the Harwell atomic pile are also shown.

Credits

production company

Shell Film Unit

director

Peter De Normanville

Language

English

Duration

00:13:15:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27599

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles - Design and construction

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Physics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Weights and measures

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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