Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa

Faculty Advisor

Evans, Simon

Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.

Abstract

In order to encourage a transition from oil to wood pellet heating in Maine homes, Maine Energy Systems desires that an automated ash removal system be designed for their wood pellet boilers. This project employs the use of both traditional and axiomatic design methods to develop an ash removal system for the MESys 6000c wood pellet boiler. Two solutions were developed for Maine Energy Systems using various design techniques. These solutions were prototyped, tested, and revised, resulting in recommendations made to Maine Energy Systems.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Manufacturing Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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