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Catalyst used in the catalytic converter employed in automobiles to convert CO into CO2 and for complete oxidation of un-burnt hydrocarbons is

A. Nickel

B. Cobalt

C. Vanadium

D. Platinum

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D. Platinum


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Which of the following performance characteristics of a S.I engine is not affected by the front end volatility of the petrol used?

A. Vapour locking

B. Hot starting

C. Spark plug fouling

D. All 'a', 'b' & 'c'

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Percentage of differential pressure lost in a Venturimeter with a tapering of 15° may be about

A. 1

B. 10

C. 25

D. 50

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Steel is welded using the __________ flame.

A. Carburising

B. Neutral

C. Oxidising

D. All (A), (B) & (C)

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Induced draft fans provided in large thermal power plant boilers have __________ blades.

A. Forward curved

B. Backward curved

C. Double curved

D. Radial or straight

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Case hardening is not done by

A. Nitriding

B. Hot dipping

C. Electroplating

D. Both b & c

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A compact estimate about the amount of materials handling between various work stations is obtained from the

A. Gantt chart

B. Bin chart

C. String diagram

D. Travel chart

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The amount of water evaporated in kg per kg of fuel burnt in a boiler is called the __________ of a boiler.

A. Evaporative capacity

B. Evaporation efficiency

C. Thermal efficiency

D. Steam load

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Thermit welding is categorised as the __________ welding.

A. Forge

B. Fusion

C. Resistance

D. Arc

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The dew point temperature lines on psychrometric charts are straight inclined sloping downwards to the right. When relative humidity of moist air is 100%, then

A. Wet bulb temperature=dry bulb temperature

B. Wet bulb temperature=dew point temperature

C. Saturation temperature=dew point temperature

D. All 'a', 'b' & 'c'

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Pick out the wrong statement.

A. A soft magnetic material should have high permeability and small area of hysteresis loop

B. Poisson's ratio of high melting point metals is more than unity

C. Solders generally melt at less than 185°C

D. Steel produced by B.O.F process is ideally suited for manufacturing flat product

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Wavelength of radiation emitted by a body depends on the __________ of its surface.

A. Temperature

B. Area

C. Nature

D. All 'a', 'b' & 'c'

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Addition of silicon to cast iron

A. Promotes graphite module formation

B. Improves its ductility

C. Does not promote graphite flakes formation

D. Increases the fluidity of molten metal

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Unit of viscosity in CGS system is

A.

B.

C.

D.

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A furnace is made of a refractory brick wall of thickness 0.5 metre and thermal conductivity 0.7 W/m.°K For the same temperature drop and heat loss, this refractory wall can be replaced by a layer of diatomaceous earth of thermal conductivity 0.14 W/m.K and thickness __________ metre.

A. 0.01

B. 0.1

C. 0.25

D. 0.5

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Which of the following is preferred for riveting?

A. Lap joint

B. Butt joint

C. Either (A) or (B)

D. Neither (A) nor (B)

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A fire tube boiler is limited to a maximum steam pressure of about __________ kg/cm2.

A. 6

B. 18

C. 38

D. 52

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__________ metal is used as a bearing liner material.

A. Pewter

B. White

C. Babbitt

D. Gun

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For the Stoke's law to be valid in the case of a falling sphere in a fluid, the

A. Reynolds number (based on sphere diameter) should be < 1

B. Flow around the sphere should be in turbulent region

C. Sphere must be metallic

D. Fluid density should be constant

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The co-ordination number in simple cubic structure is

A. 4

B. 6

C. 8

D. 12

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In case of a, centrifugal pump, the ratio h1/h2 is termed as the __________ efficiency (where, h1 = actual measured head & h2 = head imparted to the fluid by impeller).

A. Mechanical

B. Overall

C. Volumetric

D. Impeller

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A steam carrying pipeline is insulated with two layers of insulating materials with the inferior insulation material forming the inner part. If the two insulating layers are interchanged, the heat conducted will

A. Increase

B. Decrease

C. Remain unaffected

D. May increase or decrease; depends on the thickness of each layer

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While the recrystallisation temperature for pure metals is 0.3 Tm, the same for alloys is equal to __________ × Tm (where, Tm Melting temperature).

A. 0.25

B. 0.45

C. 0.70

D. 0.95

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__________ cannot increase the fatigue strength of a material.

A. Grain refining

B. Grain coarsening

C. Surface hardening

D. Shot peening

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The dew point of moist air becomes __________ with decrease in its relative humidity.

A. Less than the wet bulb temperature

B. More than the wet bulb temperature

C. More than the dry bulb temperature

D. Equal to wet bulb temperature

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Specific gravity of a metal, which weighs 5 kg in air and 4 kg when submerged in water, will be

A. 5

B. 1.25

C. 2.5

D. 3.75

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For dynamic strain measurement, the Wheatstone bridge used is of __________ type.

A. Voltage sensitive null

B. Voltage sensitive deflected

C. Current sensitive deflected

D. None of these

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The dimensional formula of bulk modulus of elasticity is same as that of the

A. Pressure

B. Density

C. Force

D. None of these

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Which one of the following is incombustible?

A. H2

B. CCl4

C. C2H2

D. S

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The units of the rate constant for a second order reaction are

A.

B.

C.

D.

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Between 230 and 370°C, blue brittleness is caused in mild steel because of the

A. Immobility of dislocation

B. Strain-ageing

C. Increase in Young's modulus

D. Strain hardening