Dyno 3 Mechanical Ventilation
EPES were engaged to undertake engineering design for the design of a ventilation system for a new exhaust hood in Dyno 3, which includes:
1. New custom design retracting hood configuration designed especially for the side loading engine dynamometer
2. Required to remove high volumes of fumes and heat during testing
The engines tested in Dyno 3 produce extremely high volumes of heat and fumes during dynamometer testing in the facility. The current arrangement in use at the facility is not effective and inefficient.
Location: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Client: Hastings Deering Rockhampton
Engagement: Engineering Consultant
Sectors: Buildings, Industrial
Services: Building Services, Commissioning Assistance, Construction and Design Consulting, Digital Engineering, Specialist Analysis
Analysis and Implementation
EPES analysed that a retractable hood arrangement was the preferred solution to enable the engine under test to install and removed easily, making the changeover process more efficient.
The ventilation system consisted of Two (2) exhaust fans at 35,000L/s each, and one (1) supply air fan at 30,000L/s as well as natural ventilation openings for removal of heat and exhaust fumes during testing. Large exhaust duct was reticulated within the constraints of the adjacent building structures.
The resulting design was a robust ventilation system design that offered flexibility or engine change overs and included bypass air to overcome high temperature issues with mechanical equipment. Recognising the operational challenges was crucial to the success of this design, our engineers have previous experience working with dyno test facilities and were able to prepare a practical and functional design solution for a unique problem.
Unique and complex problems are best resolved by engineers with experience.
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