College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-14 17:07:04


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

4600 497 - 001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


The 40 Series valve is one of Swagelok's highest volume part families of which 60,000 parts per year shipped are multi-ported. The multiport configuration requires a unique tester to ensure proper assembly and quality of upstream processes.

Due to the multiport configuration of these valves no alternate testing option exists, resulting in a high rate of customer disappointments per day should the equipment fail.

In addition to the tester's criticality, it has also been ranked as one of Swagelok's most unhealthy assets and is probable to experience extended downtime in the future.

This project proposes to design and build a manually actuated test station to maintain the flow of multi-ported 40 series parts in the event of tester downtime.

Research Sponsor

Josh Wohlgemuth

First Reader

Rick James

Second Reader

Josh Webb

Honors Faculty Advisor

David Peters

2-15-21, 15_07 Office Lens(4).pdf (543 kB)
Fully Signed Honors Contract



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