DESIGN OF A HEATING ELEMENT FOR INDIRECT HEATING
A REPORT SUBMITTED
IN THE PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
FOR THE COMPLETION OF MAJOR PROJECT WORK
Project Report By:
Kamalpreet Singh (753/08)
University Roll No.: 80801114047
Dr. J.S Oberoi College Roll No: 753/08
Univ. Roll No: 80801114047
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
BABA BANDA SINGH BAHADUR ENGINEERING COLLEGE
FATEHGARH SAHIB – 140407, PUNJAB (INDIA)
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Date: May 2, 2012
I hereby certify that the work which is being presented in the project report entitled, “Design of a Heating Element for Indirect Heating”, by Kamalpreet Singh, College Roll No. 753/08 (Uni. Roll No. 80801114047 ) in partial fulfilment of requirement for the completion of project report. (Major Project, Mechanical Engineering) submitted at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, under Punjab Technical University is an authentic record of my own work carried out during a period from January 1,2012 to May 2,2012 under the supervision of Dr. J.S Oberoi, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department. The matter presented in this report has been completely formulated by me with my project members under the supervision of Project Coordinator/Supervisor.
Signature of the Student
This is to certify that the above statement made by the candidate is correct to the best of my/our knowledge
Signature of the Coordinator/Supervisor
It is my privilege to acknowledge the kindness and help that our respected and learned teachers showed towards us. It is because of their inspiration, constructive criticism and valuable suggestions that I have completed my major project in Mechanical Engineering. Their precious guidance and unrelenting support kept me on track through my project work. I want to thank all the project members of this project for their warm support and co-operation in successful planning of design and fabrication of project work.
I express my sincere gratitude to Dr. J.S Oberoi (Project Coordinator) for spending his precious time gathering knowledge about various aspects of Heat Treatment and its applications for design and fabrication of project work. The successful completion of project would not have been possible without his precious advice and suggestions.
A special thank awaits Dr. APS Sethi (Head, Mechanical Engineering Department) and Dr. J.S Oberoi (Project Coordinator and Supervisor) for having immense faith in me and thus providing me with a valuable major project work in Mechanical Engineering.
Univ. Roll No. 80801114047
College Roll No. 753/08
The valuable opportunity provided to design a Heating Element for Indirect Heating was full of knowledge. It helped us a lot in formulating our bookish knowledge into practical. It provided us with industrial exposure, gathering information about works being performed in industries using fuels like wax, coaltar etc.
We started our project work under the esteem guidance of Dr. J.S Oberoi in designing a test rig for measuring the heat transfer rates from one medium to another. The main motive was to design such a heating element which could liquefy the solid wax (fuel used in industry) during winters (as wax solidifies during winters). The heating element had to be installed in an indirect manner without affecting the initial setup.
The design of heating element was planned with the help of concepts of Heat and Mass Transfer. The project took nearly three...
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