College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
4600 497 - 001
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
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.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Keeling, Devan; Bowen, John; Bosner, Cameron; and Lenart, Jacob, "4040C Universal Tester Backup" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1398.