Integrated System Build & Test
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Team Vision for Integrated System Build & Test PhaseOur team planned to finish sag test setup and begin testing. Acquire a competitor's product and test it for sag as well as R value testing. Begin developing plan for poster design as well as begin developing sound transmission test. Our team finished the sag test build and received product from Applegate Insulation that we can benchmark off of our own prototypes. We developed an outline for the poster design and one of our team members visited Fiber Conversions and learned about the second hand textile business.
Communications with Outside Companies
Over the past several weeks, the team (P17701) has worked to find and engage companies in the non-wovens industry. The goal was to learn as much as possible about this industry by speaking with experienced individuals, and possibly also establish business relationships for a potential future operation at Goodwill/ABVI. The team has been in contact with two companies in the industry
- Fiber Conversion: Broadalbin, NY - http://www.fiberconversion.net/
- Hayes Industries: Pottstown, PA - http://www.hayesind.com/
The documents below summarize all communications between the team and these companies as of 3/23/2017.
Test Results Summary
Flame Resistance Testing Update
The Flame Test Setup is linked below.
Thermal Resistance Testing Update
The test plan for R-Value testing of cotton insulation prototypes has been edited. The R-Value of the sample is now calculated with a simply equation involving the ratio of the two temperature differences in the test and the handbook thermal resistance of the 1/2" thick drywall layer. The updated test plan is below.