Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

This work addresses the safety features design of a GT Advanced Technologies silicon furnace. An over temperature relay, over pressure relay, silicon spill relay, chamber brake and emergency stop were created to prevent possible accidents from occurring. For each of these safety requirements the electric circuits and the processes that correspond to each safety feature were analyzed. The relays were then integrated into the existing furnace and each feature was tested. A Pspice simulation demonstrates the reliability of the protection system proposed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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