Document Type


Publication Date



Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering | Industrial Technology

Course Number and Title

TSM 416: Technology Capstone


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Industrial Technology (Claussen, Lavery, Olson)


Joseph R. Vanstrom and Jacek A. Koziel

Problem Statement

Our group worked on a project from Fleenor Manufacturing. This is a small company based out of Pella, Iowa owned by Jeff Fleenor. Jeff’s company focuses on creating solutions to unique problems across a wide spectrum of markets (Bruning et al., 2017; Yeggy et al., 2017). On this project, our client wanted to improve an existing test stand used for running oil filter tests, which can take up to four hours per test, and only test one filter size. We would like to minimize the time it takes to run a test while also enabling it to use different filters. Other companies are considering this technology because it can show them exactly how their products compare to others on the market. The completion of this project could help our client understand how OEM filters differ from aftermarket filters and how our client’s own design compares to all the other filters on the market.