Development of a Permeable Meter for Mould Industries Using Locally Sourced Materials

OLORUNFEMI, Bayode Julius and ADEYEMI, Hezekiah Oluwole and KAYODE, Sunday Emmanuel and Ajayi, Peter Osasona and ADEJUYIGBE, Samuel Babatope (2018) Development of a Permeable Meter for Mould Industries Using Locally Sourced Materials. ABUAD Journal of Engineering Research and Development (AJERD), 1 (2). pp. 166-172. ISSN 166-172

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One of the major factors for production of quality casting is the control of properties of moulds and cores to make them uniform and consistent quality. Permeable meter is used for the determination of the venting ability of sand moulds and cores. This testing equipment is being imported to the country as at today. The cost is high, and they are not readily available to foundry operators.Hence there is need to design and develop a permeable meter using locally sourced materials and make it available at an affordable price, thereby improving foundry technology in Nigeria. Two different method could be used to measure permeability of sand; determination of air flow rate and measurement of pressure difference between the orifice and the top of sand specimen. The first method was adopted in the development of the Permeable meter. On testing, the values of permeability measured using the equipment was comparable to the results obtained from thestandardized imported one. The cost of production was 30% of the cost of imported one, not even now that exchange rate to international currency has skyrocketed. The work has incorporated design and fabrication principles that resulted in a relatively cheap product that can be constructed locally by an average Fabricator and Technician

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sand, Permeability, Meter, Foundry, locally-made.
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 14:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 14:00

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