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ID# 18/015
Project
Investigate the Transient Behaviour of Bolted Flanges during a Thermal Bow Event in Cryogenic Service

The objective of this project will be to investigate, by simulation, the transient behaviour of bolted flange connections (BFC) when exposed to thermal bow events such as those experienced on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities (i.e. particularly when LNG partially fills a flare line across a BFC or during start-up operations whilst filling a cryogenic vessel and the liquid level transitions over a BFC nozzle).

CEEDWA Partner
Woodside Energy Ltd
Discipline

Mechanical Engineering

Supervisors

Dr Jeremy Leggoe

Project type

3/4 - 4 weeks Professional Practicum Credit

Studentship

$7,500

Deadline
5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018
ID# 18/014
Project
Fibrous Image Analysis and Counting

Concentrations of fibrous materials are currently evaluated using an established Safe Work Australia Method that uses a phase contrast microscopy. This is a visual technique that allows the analyst to determine the quantity of fibres present on based on their aspect ratio (in micrometers). The fibre count can be used to make assumptions about fibre concentrations in soil and air.

CEEDWA Partner
OHMS Hygiene
Discipline

Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics

Supervisors

Associate Professor Ajmal Mian

Project type

Full IP - Professional Practicum full 12 weeks credit

Studentship

$13,500 - You will need to be available to do 8 weeks vacation work over the summer break

Deadline
5pm, Thursday 21 December 2017
ID# 18/011
Project
Wastewater Pressure Main/Pump Station Failure

Scope of Work
• Collect data from various sources on failure rates and reasons in last ten years.
• Compare previous project data with findings.
• Assess the effect of maintenance strategies on the reliability of the assets.
• Assess the overflow location for all pump stations and determine the sites’ regulator focus
• Develop an energy efficiency measure that covers pump stations for two categories, large pump stations and small pump stations. A measure for large pump stations already exists and is to be reviewed.
• Develop a performance measure (LOS) for wastewater pump stations
• Develop a general FMEA for a list of agreed critical pump station components
• Improve understanding of the impact of storm events on pump stations and develop rules regarding design tolerance to infiltration.

CEEDWA Partner
Water Corporation
Discipline

Mechanical Engineering

Supervisors

Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz

Project type

Full - Professional Practicum full 12 weeks credit

Studentship

$10,000

Deadline
CLOSED - 5pm, Friday 3 November 2017
ID# 18/008
Project
Investigation of Root Causes for Wastewater Pump Ragging and Obstruction

Ragging and obstruction of wastewater pumps and pump impellors is a significant performance issue across Water Corporation’s wastewater pump stations, incurring a substantial corrective maintenance cost to the organisation, and driving a recognised overflow risk. Root cause investigations thus far have focussed on Make and Model of sewer pumps and impellors, and is yet to be completed. Other potential root causes are not well-understood and it is believed that there is a body of work that can be done to better understand all major factors associated with the ragging and obstruction of sewer pumps and impellors. A more robust understanding of these root causes would then drive improvements to maintenance and operation strategies for sewer pumps and pump stations, driving down corrective maintenance costs and overflow risks.

CEEDWA Partner
Water Corporation
Discipline

Mathematics & Statistics

Supervisors

TBA

Project type

Full - Professional Practicum full 12 weeks credit

Studentship

$10,000

Deadline
9am, Tuesday19 December 2017
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