P19415: Vacuum Former for Haiti

Build & Test Prep

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Team Vision for Build & Test Prep Phase


Test Plan Summary

Our vacuum former has three main subsystems that must be tested separately before the entire project can be assembled.


Vacuum System Test Plan

Before construction of the full system, we plan to perform testing on the vacuum subsystem. This will help find any design problems in the subsystem and correct them before testing the system as a whole. We plan to test the following:
  1. Time to draw vacuum on one tank
  2. Time to release vacuum on tank
  3. Time to release vacuum through piping system
  4. Leak testing
  5. Vacuum force drawn on mold/plastic (Qualitative)
  6. Full system testing

Heating Element

Propane System

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  1. Osha.gov. (2019). 1926.153 - Liquefied petroleum gas (LP-Gas). | Occupational Safety and Health Administration. [online] Available at: https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1926/1926.153 [Accessed 21 Feb. 2019].
  2. SunStar Heater Instructions


  1. Ensure team has space and equipment necessary to begin building and testing

Risk and Problem Tracking

Design Review Materials

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