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Universal Water System (Design Review, Hardware Installation and Testing)

Sheppard, Justin (2009) Universal Water System (Design Review, Hardware Installation and Testing). Other thesis, Murdoch University.


The original plan was to check the design, complete the construction and commission the UWS to a point, where the tanks were full of water and basic pump functions would be running. The design and construction of the mounting structure and pipe work was already complete. It was found the initial electrical installation hindered the completion of the UWS without a system redesign of the layout and changing the type of electrical wiring used internally to the cabinet. In order to avoid other potential flaws a full check of the system design was also carried out. Altering the electrical design took longer than anticipated, which left less time for work outlined in the proposal. As a result the expected thesis outcomes were downgraded; the new outcomes were to conduct a design review and complete the physical wiring on the UWS. Electrical design is now complete and eighty percent of the wiring was completed during the thesis project. Wiring still needs to be run from the cabinet to the field devices. Further work is still required to commission the UWS and three software programs need to be developed in future, these include an interlock program, a client program and a demonstration program. Additional scope of future work also includes creating a maintenance program to ensure the pumps are run on a regular basis.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Energy
Supervisor(s): Cole, Graeme
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