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dc.contributor.authorHavill, Kyler
dc.contributor.authorStoll, Mason
dc.contributor.authorKimmell, Aven
dc.date2022-05
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-02T12:55:20Z
dc.date.available2022-05-02T12:55:20Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/789
dc.description.abstractCompressed air is used for a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including a thermoforming process at Berry Global which produces 30 ounce plastic cups. Currently, the machine used to produce these plastic cups uses a substantial amount of 80 psig air, roughly 1400 gal/min, which is being exhausted to the atmosphere. It was determined that the cost to provide the necessary air for this one machine is approximately $3.34 per hour. The objective of this project is to design a system that is capable of recycling some of the air that is currently being exhausted to the atmosphere. To begin the design process, previous solutions to this problem were researched. The three preliminary designs developed by the team were inspired by the previous solutions researched. The preliminary designs were all considered, and the final design was chosen. The design chosen for critical design captures a portion of the exhausted air and boosts the pressure back to 80 psig where it can be reused in the current system. This design was divided into three main subsystems, each of these subsystems was designed, and a model for the entire system was developed. The model was a key factor for determining the cost savings of the system and the specifications of the different system components. Next, the determined specifications were used to select the system components. These components, as well as the installation costs, were arranged into a budget. The final system cost was then divided by the cost savings to determine a Return on Investment period. Finally, future changes and improvements to the design were discussed.
dc.subjectcompressed airen_US
dc.subjectrecycling compressed airen_US
dc.subjectreusing compressed airen_US
dc.subjectBerry Globalen_US
dc.titleRecycling of Compressed Air Within an Industrial Systemen_US
refterms.dateFOA2022-05-01T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractCompressed air is used for a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including a thermoforming process at Berry Global which produces 30 ounce plastic cups. Currently, the machine used to produce these plastic cups uses a substantial amount of 80 psig air, roughly 1400 gal/min, which is being exhausted to the atmosphere. It was determined that the cost to provide the necessary air for this one machine is approximately $3.34 per hour. The objective of this project is to design a system that is capable of recycling some of the air that is currently being exhausted to the atmosphere. To begin the design process, previous solutions to this problem were researched. The three preliminary designs developed by the team were inspired by the previous solutions researched. The preliminary designs were all considered, and the final design was chosen. The design chosen for critical design captures a portion of the exhausted air and boosts the pressure back to 80 psig where it can be reused in the current system. This design was divided into three main subsystems, each of these subsystems was designed, and a model for the entire system was developed. The model was a key factor for determining the cost savings of the system and the specifications of the different system components. Next, the determined specifications were used to select the system components. These components, as well as the installation costs, were arranged into a budget. The final system cost was then divided by the cost savings to determine a Return on Investment period. Finally, future changes and improvements to the design were discussed.en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Southern Indianaen_US


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