Faculty Advisor

Hagglund, Raymond R.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design a solenoid operated check valve incorporating the current check valve design of Ward Valve Co. With the 1/2 inch check valve provided, we calculated the necessary force and stroke values required for our solenoid. Working in junction with Runton Engineering, a local solenoid manufacturer, we were able to obtain a working prototype of a 115-volt A/C powered solenoid operated check valve that was tested and proven operational up to 180 psi.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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