Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education
Dr. J. Drummond
Dr. S. Sawyer
Dr. R. Gross
A step in the inspection process for the Swagelok ends is performed using Probing Station testing. This testing process involves fitting a cylindrical probe into the open end of the fittings. Contact between the probe and the fitting causes the probe to wear. Spare probes are kept at each inspection machine to replace a probe that becomes too worn to function. These spare probes occasionally fall out of their storage location and break without ever being used in inspection. This project seeks to reduce the wear on the probes in service and reduce the number of dropped spare probes that are never used for inspection.
Crocker, Ross, "Swagelok Probing Station Tester Improvement Project" (2015). Honors Research Projects. 163.