P13651: Wax Melter

Systems Design

Table of Contents

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Concept Development (generation, improvement, selection)

A Pugh chart was used to help determined which of the designs for each stage would be best to consider and use once compared against the decision criteria for each stage.
Accept Wax
Criteria Hopper Vat Cylindrical Hopper Tank with Feeding Wheel
Volume/Capacity 0 0 0 0
Handles flakes, pellets, blocks 0 0 0 -
Power requirements 0 0 0 -
Abrasion Resistance 0 0 0 0
Wax Risk 0 0 0 -
Human Risk 0 0 0 0
Cost 0 0 0 -
Complexity 0 0 0 -
+'s 0 0 0 0
-'s 0 0 1 5
0's 8 8 7 3

Functional Decomposition

The functional decomposition flow chart

Systems Architecture

System architecture of the original melter design


System architecture of the redesigned melter


Risk Assessment

A risk assessment for both project risks and technical risks was performed.

Systems Design Review

Presentation, notes, actions

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