Date

12-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Agricultural Engineering

College

Engineering

Project Advisor

Brian Steward

Project Advisor's Department

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Description

The purpose of this research was to gain understanding of the interaction between magnetic filtration systems and ferrous contaminants in hydraulic fluid. Hydraulic systems are a critical part of most agricultural equipment, and contaminants in hydraulic fluid can have detrimental effects on machinery. Previous research has shown that Magnetic Array Filtration was able to increase the rate of contaminant removal in hydraulic systems. In this project, further testing was done to confirm the impact of the Magnetic Array Filtration collar on particle removal rate. In addition, a transparent polycarbonate filter casing was designed and built using the filter media from a Donaldson filter, which allowed a visual image of particle collection to be produced. A transparent linear filter was also designed to use for potential testing in high-flow applications. The physics involved with the magnetic array and the ferrous particles was also modeled for both of the designed filters. The results from these tests showed that the application of the Magnetic Array Filtration collar did increase the contaminant removal rate and the ferrous particles did accumulate within the magnetic field applied to the filter.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

The Impact of Magnetic Array Filtration on Particle Capture and Retention

The purpose of this research was to gain understanding of the interaction between magnetic filtration systems and ferrous contaminants in hydraulic fluid. Hydraulic systems are a critical part of most agricultural equipment, and contaminants in hydraulic fluid can have detrimental effects on machinery. Previous research has shown that Magnetic Array Filtration was able to increase the rate of contaminant removal in hydraulic systems. In this project, further testing was done to confirm the impact of the Magnetic Array Filtration collar on particle removal rate. In addition, a transparent polycarbonate filter casing was designed and built using the filter media from a Donaldson filter, which allowed a visual image of particle collection to be produced. A transparent linear filter was also designed to use for potential testing in high-flow applications. The physics involved with the magnetic array and the ferrous particles was also modeled for both of the designed filters. The results from these tests showed that the application of the Magnetic Array Filtration collar did increase the contaminant removal rate and the ferrous particles did accumulate within the magnetic field applied to the filter.