posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 07:01 PM
"The Calliper Pads.
These are responsible for retaining the water in one sector of the Rotating Water Wheel.
The Material of the Pads is a Compatible material, that has to be lubricated by Water, and remain cool in the Converters Operation.
A material much like Break Lining used in older vehicles once used, was Asbestos but I don't recommend the use of Asbestos for obvious environmental
reasons, but other similar fibrous material can be used.
The Pads are made up of 3
Parts as a sandwich construction 2
pads bonded to a Backing plate.
The Carriers on the other hand. must be able to support the backing plates of the pads (Inside the Pad.)
The reason for these to exist as a Pad and Carrier is to take up or allow for expansion without causing any problems.
little wheels around the Carrier, 2
of which are gears, are used to Rotate the "Pads
" into the required position, to
either have the wheels produce Centrifugal Force, in the desired direction and amount of applied Force, or remove the force when desired.
So the carriers are Grouped
Groups, so the "Pads
are controlled alternatively, One group separately from the other
Each of the Sets of Carrier Plates, have a gear and 3
Guide Rollers or Small wheels.