Event Title

Minnesota Power Heating System Design Project

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

9-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2012 10:00 AM

Student's Major

Integrated Engineering

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Ronald Ulseth

Mentor's Department

Integrated Engineering

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Project - Design a heating system for the fuels area of a coal burning power plant.

Background—Conduct research on Minnesota Power Boswell Energy Center. Gain a basic knowledge for the company and the processes they use, as well as a deeper level of understanding of the Fuels department for the focus of the project.

Scoping—A preliminary meeting with client where they explained the parameters of the project and deliverables. A secondary meeting was given by the students to confirm the project scope.

Options—The students conducted research on various heat options that could potential be used to heat the fuels department. Once the team evaluated several options the students presented the options to their clients. The clients expressed interest in a few options to move forward with.

Design—After doing further calculations on the chosen heating options the team will chose the most feasible heating source. From there they will design a heating system for implementation.

Test—Run math models and experiments on design elements used in the final design. Evaluate—Analyze data from tests

Improve—Use evaluations to improve experiment tests. Continue improvement process till desired outcome is achieved. After the completion of this engineering design process the students will have a final deliverable for Minnesota Power.

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Minnesota Power Heating System Design Project

CSU 201

Project - Design a heating system for the fuels area of a coal burning power plant.

Background—Conduct research on Minnesota Power Boswell Energy Center. Gain a basic knowledge for the company and the processes they use, as well as a deeper level of understanding of the Fuels department for the focus of the project.

Scoping—A preliminary meeting with client where they explained the parameters of the project and deliverables. A secondary meeting was given by the students to confirm the project scope.

Options—The students conducted research on various heat options that could potential be used to heat the fuels department. Once the team evaluated several options the students presented the options to their clients. The clients expressed interest in a few options to move forward with.

Design—After doing further calculations on the chosen heating options the team will chose the most feasible heating source. From there they will design a heating system for implementation.

Test—Run math models and experiments on design elements used in the final design. Evaluate—Analyze data from tests

Improve—Use evaluations to improve experiment tests. Continue improvement process till desired outcome is achieved. After the completion of this engineering design process the students will have a final deliverable for Minnesota Power.

Recommended Citation

Roy, Grant; Emmy Stage; Emily Kilpatrick; and Katherine Marking. "Minnesota Power Heating System Design Project." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-01/4