P08452: Fault Detectioin in Rotating Equipment for Energy Industry

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Grade Level MSD I MSD II
D The team has developed an rough timetable of the installation and considered the transport of the machine as a black box that RIT and Dresser-Rand should fill. Environmental effects from the machine and proper supply sources needed were passed off as not an issue through word of mouth from so called experts. A vague idea was generated on what future projects might need from the machine and the test cell location. The interface portion of the project was viewed as a task for Senior Design II. Minimal thought was put into how to safely operate and run the machine. The compressor was installed in the test lab and has generated several areas of concern. Little room was left for any access to the machine and the room for future uses. Many safety hazards are present in the room with the machine and the environment it created poses a serious concern. Revamp of the machine was deemed impossible and the team plans to use the machine as is with all 6 stages. Interface development is in the very early process and future teams will have to learn about the needs of the fault detection process for themselves.
C All requirements for receiving a "D" plus some involvement of the team with the transportation of the machine on RIT property. Safety was considered as an issue and left up to Dresser-Rand to decide the proper course of action for moving the machine. Access space for future projects was considered in the test cell layout and the Senior Design team plans on using the whole test cell. Storage equipment for parts and tools was investigated but deemed unnecessary for this project team. The interface is in early development and slight contact with Dresser-Rand has been made concerning this issue. All requirements for receiving a "D" plus some attention to safety was used in the installation and revamp of the machine. The revamp process provides limited material and instructions to hand off to the next team for implementation. The design around the degrade of the compressor considered the reduced stages but not any changes in other componenets around the machine. Vibrations of the modified unit are worse than the original and proper supplies aren't feasabile for the test cell. The interface has a basic design of what parameters it should collect and will pass off the task of making the GUI to a future Senior Design team.
B Must fulfill all requirements for "C" and considered having a dual function room with the Formula team. Safety was investigate and the majority of issues were addressed. A good understanding of the transportation of the equipment is apparent and environmental effects were identified and noted. The interface design is in progress and has an idea of the approach to take. Procedures and tasks for next quarter are yet to be identified. Storage space has been investigated with possible solutions arising. The bill of materials identifies budget and money highlights. Dresser-Rand involvement and needs were considered in all designs. All requirements for a "C" and a feasible revamp of the machine was delevoped. The compressor was installed in the test cell location with no injuries occuring. The proper amount of space and environmental reducing precautions were taken into account in the design of the install. Handoff documents such as part drawings and descriptions were made for implementation. The team has a designed interface that is capable of modification by future teams. Transition to future projects is very feasible.
A All requirements for a "B" plus considering all environmental effects that the compressor will have. The supplies for the room have been checked to see if feasible in the current test cell setup. Needed changes to the test cell have been identified and procedures have been developed to implement these. The interface has a strong understanding of the data that needs to be collected and how to collect (all equipment needed and locations). Proper equipment has been identified for purchase in the bill of materials with lead times and vendors noted. The designs strongly considered integration into the RIT environment and a strong contact was kept with Dresser-Rand through SDI. The team has a design to implement and most equipment ordered for SDII with clear documentation of designs/decision making process. Must fulfill all requirements for a "B" plus provide a clear extension to future project team uses. Revamp of the compressor from 6 to 2 stages has been deemed very feasible and ample documentation of the process has been made. The Senior Design team has all procedures, test plans, and a complete Operation and Maintenance manual to hand off to future teams for implementation. Future teams should have no problems with understanding the changes and how to operate the machine in its new condition. Environmental effects from the machine are minimal and safety has been maintained throughout the process. The user interface is easy to use and will allow for collection of data from multiple runs by way of a database. A budget has been made and all needed equipment identified for the future fault detection team based on the interface and data acquisition design. Transition of the project teams is predicted to be successful.

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