P17453: Dresser-Rand Valve Test Bench
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Build & Test Prep

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January 24th - February 2nd, 2017

Team Vision for Build & Test Prep Phase

During this phase, we planned to continue to update documents, fix dimensions, fix inconsistencies, continue to order parts and update our plan for the remainder of MSD II.

During the first week of this phase, we continued to update our documents and ensure they are complete. The meeting notes and weekly update links were updated on Edge. We also ordered more parts for building. We considered possible problems that could arise after building and decided which one was the most critical. Possible solutions to the problem were brainstormed. We also distributed roles for the remainder of the semester in our Project Delegation File. Our Gantt Chart was updated with smaller milestones for the technical paper and poster for Imagine RIT, and the overall Gantt chart for MSD I and MSD II was created.

During the second week of this phase, we fixed CAD drawing inconsistencies in the Detailed Design page from MSD I. Our BOM was updated with more ordered parts from MSC. The holes in the back pressure tank were re-tapped to remove excess paint. CAD model dimensions were updated as well. We decided on a means to mount our solenoid valves. Our problem tracking document was updated with new issues. Our 8020 order was prepared for next week. We checked out a lab near the machine shop and considered Signal Express for driving the valves and taking data. Finally, we decided to purchase the proper solenoid coils for our valves.

Test Plan Summary

The following are test plans created to ensure that the engineering requirements of the system will be met.

Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 1

Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 1

This test plan ensures that our pressure vessels can hold above the 40 PSI required by the system.
Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 2

Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 2

This test plan ensures that our pressure vessels can release pressure to atmosphere completely.
Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 3

Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 3

This test plan ensures that our pressure vessels can charge to 40 PSI then fall to 0 PSI within 1 second.
Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 5

Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 5

This test plan ensures that the vibrations measured on the vessel are not subjected to outside influences.
Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 7

Test Plan for Engineering Requirement 7

This test plan ensures that the supply of shop air is consistent and at least 80 PSI.

Risk and Problem Tracking

For a working document of our Risk Management click here.

For a sample problem tracking analysis click here.

Plans for next phase

For our next review, we plan to have ordered our safety relief valve and our pressure regulator. We also plan to place our MSC, McMaster and 8020 orders so we can begin to test and build. All of our parts should be ordered with a possible exception of our isolation pad. We also plan to have completed all of our machined parts. We plan to have started working with the DAQ and Signal Express to figure out how to run our solenoid valves. We plan to do a computer-generated input test as well as a depressurized test of opening and closing the valves. As our parts arrive, we plan to begin our subsystem level assembly.


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