Base on the interview with the engineers MercedesGP which is the first team which use Helium gas to power their wheel gun says that due to the property of Helium gas which is less dense than air it actually helps to rotate the wheel guns faster.hardingfv32 wrote:Wheel guns can only run on Air or Nitrogen, not Helium.
Why did the teams want to use helium?
Pneumatic guns work on pressure difference not mass or density difference. I don't understand what the advantage is.NonNewtonic wrote:Its actually simple physics basically helium is less dense than air so it will escape faster than other air under similar condition thus rotating the gun faster than other gas but due to the cost the FIA decided to ban it
It's also very important that helium use be dramatically cut back overall as it's starting to run out, and can't be replaced. Things like party balloon helium mix gas will hopefully be outlawed ASAP (even though it's a diluted mix) as it's too rare to waste for such things.richard_leeds wrote:I'm sure its a simply rationalisation of equipment at the circuit for to reduce costs and simplify logistics. So much easier to have everyone on the same system.
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