Event Title

C.A.D.S. (Compressed Air Delivery System)

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 10:00 AM

End Date

16-4-2013 12:00 PM

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

PolyMet Mining Corporation is working on opening a non-ferrous mining operation in Hoyt Lakes, MN. They are planning on using an old taconite processing plant. The plant is 56 years old and has been shut down for twelve years. PolyMet has asked the group to evaluate their plant air system (compressed air) as part of a design class at Iron Range Engineering, a program through University of Minnesota, Mankato. If PolyMet starts operations, they will be the first non-ferrous mining company in Minnesota and will bring millions of dollars to the local economy. The group can see from this work the impact of smaller design project on a system as a whole. Our deliverables for the client consist of an evaluation of the current system, recommended updates for existing equipment, a final recommendation including new and or old equipment, overview and preliminary drawings, and a risk and economic analysis of the final design. The team is using a time budget and a Gantt chart to complete the project. Tasks were broken down and assigned to a team member for completion by a certain date. Contact with the client is a key role in completing the project. The team uses the client to receive any relevant information about the previous plant system. Methods to achieve results include researching compressed air systems, studying plant drawings and case studies, as well as completing AutoCad drawings of the current and future system.

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Apr 16th, 10:00 AM Apr 16th, 12:00 PM

C.A.D.S. (Compressed Air Delivery System)

CSU Ballroom

PolyMet Mining Corporation is working on opening a non-ferrous mining operation in Hoyt Lakes, MN. They are planning on using an old taconite processing plant. The plant is 56 years old and has been shut down for twelve years. PolyMet has asked the group to evaluate their plant air system (compressed air) as part of a design class at Iron Range Engineering, a program through University of Minnesota, Mankato. If PolyMet starts operations, they will be the first non-ferrous mining company in Minnesota and will bring millions of dollars to the local economy. The group can see from this work the impact of smaller design project on a system as a whole. Our deliverables for the client consist of an evaluation of the current system, recommended updates for existing equipment, a final recommendation including new and or old equipment, overview and preliminary drawings, and a risk and economic analysis of the final design. The team is using a time budget and a Gantt chart to complete the project. Tasks were broken down and assigned to a team member for completion by a certain date. Contact with the client is a key role in completing the project. The team uses the client to receive any relevant information about the previous plant system. Methods to achieve results include researching compressed air systems, studying plant drawings and case studies, as well as completing AutoCad drawings of the current and future system.

Recommended Citation

O'Brien, Kali and Danielle Goebel. "C.A.D.S. (Compressed Air Delivery System)." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-A/44