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  • 1. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE OF A STEAM TURBINE PLANT

    » ABSTRACT Thermal electrical power generation is one of the major methods used in Egbin thermal station. Due to inconsistency and failure in the power supply in Nigeria, there is a need for a proper operation and maintenance schedule strategy of the various kinds of power plants accessories so as to facilitate their efficiencies and functionality.   Egbin thermal station, which is one of the major...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  390 engagements | 

  • 2. DESIGN, SIMULATION, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A SOLAR OVEN

    »   Abstract   A solar ovenis a device that converts solar energy into useful heat in a confined space (oven chamber) which can be utilised for cooking and baking purposes.The oven consists of plane reflectors to concentrate the solar radiation on the collector.The heat gain is maximum if the collector and reflectors are continuously adjusted such that the incidence angle of the reflected and di...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  256 engagements | 

  • 3. A STOCHASTIC LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH FOR THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND IN...

    »   ABSTRACT     In the Nigerian Bottling Company, Production planning has a fundamental role to play. In this study, the particular scenario considered concerns the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) with many production facilities and multi products production systems. The Products are being distributed to a number of depots at which the demand for each product is known. The problem of interest in...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  175 engagements | 

  • 4. ASSESSMENT OF OIL EXTRACTS FROM TIGER NUT(Cyperus esculentus), WATER MELON (Citr...

    » ABSTRACT   In this study, three vegetable cutting fluid namely: Tiger nut, water melon seed and neem seed were selected in drilling operation of mild steel using High Speed Steel (HSS) cutting tool at varying spindle speeds, feed rate and constant depth of cut. A commercially available convectional mineral oil was used as standard for comparative analysis. Flood method of cutting fluid applicatio...Continue Reading »

    75 pages |  155 engagements | 

  • 5. ASSESSMENT OF OIL SPILLAGE AND ITS CONTROL IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN NIGERI...

    » ABSTRACT   The physical presence of the oil industry in Nigeria is so large and has resulted in a lot of activities in the upstream sector which has deleterious effects on ecosystem stability and local biodiversity – which the peoples‘ livelihoods depend upon. This research provides an overview of environmental issues in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria with specific focus on oil spillage ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  189 engagements | 

  • 6. ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF POWER OUTAGES ON COMMERCIAL CONSUMERS

    » ABSTRACT     The effects of electric power interruptions resulting from severe power outages were investigated and analyzed using five cold rooms as a case study. Two approaches have been developed and used. One is based on customers‘ survey that mainly investigates the preparatory actions that a customer may take to reduce the effect of outages. The other one is based on a mathematical model ...Continue Reading »

    75 pages |  142 engagements | 

  • 7. CHARACTERISATION OF SOME NIGERIAN COALS FOR POWER GENERATION

    » ABSTRACT   Five coal samples from Odagbo (Kogi State), Owukpa (Benue State), Ezimo (Enugu State), Amansiodo (Enugu State) and Inyi (Enugu State) weresubjected to proximate analysis, ultimate analysis, calorific value determination, petrographic and thermogravimetric analysis to determine their suitability for power generation. Tests were carried out at the laboratories of Advanced Coal Technology...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  153 engagements | 

  • 8. DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A FRUIT JUICE EXTRACTION MACHI...

    »   ABSTRACT   This research centers on the design, development and testing of a motorized juice extractor fabricated using locally available materials. The machine is made essentially of two basic compartments: the chopping compartment and the juice extracting compartment. Other components include feeding hoppers, top cover, auger conveyor housed in a cylindrical barrel, juice sieve, juice coll...Continue Reading »

    75 pages |  192 engagements | 

  • 9. DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BIODEGRADABLE CUTTING FLUID FROM SOYA BE...

    » ABSTRACT   In this work, cutting fluid emulsion was developed from soya beans and the performance of the developed cutting fluid was evaluated by comparison with the conventional cutting fluid (control sample), using its ability to effectively perform as coolant during machining operation. The machining operation employed was the turning operation in which chips produced were collected and their ...Continue Reading »

    75 pages |  112 engagements | 

  • 10. ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF A SMALL HYDROPOWER PLANT

    » ABSTRACT     In this study the financial and economic feasibility of OnuakuRiver in Aku community of Abia state was evaluated using indicators like the Net Present value (NPV), Payback Period, Benefit cost ratio (BCR) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) to ascertain the feasibility and viability of the project. Here the breakeven point of the project, profit, cash flow, present and future value of...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  135 engagements | 

  • 11. EFFECT OF FAULTY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ON BUILDING MAINTENANCE

    » ABSTRACT   The study examined the effects of faulty design and construction on the maintenance of building. A survey of randomly selected samples of 20 builders and 15 architects were conducted. Questionnaires were used to collect data from Architects and Builders. The survey included 11 groups of defects and sub defects in each groups. The predominant severity effects of each defects was assesse...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  135 engagements | 

  • 12. FINITE ELEMENT MODEL FOR PREDICTING RESIDUAL STRESSES IN SHIELDED METAL ARC WELD...

    » ABSTRACT   This study investigates the prediction of residual stresses developed in shielded metal arc welding of ASTM A36 mild steel platesvia simulation and experiments. The specific objectives were to simulate the shielded manual metal arc welding process by using the finite element method in ANSYS Multiphysics Version 14, to produce experimental samples of butt welded ASTM A36 mild steel plat...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  103 engagements | 

  • 13. INVESTIGATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ZEOLITE-Y AND ZSM-5 CATALYSTS SYNTHESI...

    » ABSTRACT     This research work was centred on mechanical properties of zeolite Y and ZSM 5 catalysts synthesized from locally available clays such as Kaolin, Alumina, Gambe and Pindiga respectively. Pressure absorption capacities of the synthesised zeolite catalysts and that of the supportive clays were carried out with the aid of a bourdon gauge machine. Plastimeter machine alongside with a mi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  103 engagements | 

  • 14. MANUFACTURING SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION: A STUDY OF UNITY AND EFFICIENCY IN PRODUCTION...

    » ABSTRACT   Theaim of this study is to investigate why the implementation of Unity and Efficiency in Production(UEP)is not yielding the expected results in PAN. The overall operations, production and sales are still on the low trend.This survey examined how the adaptation of UEP tools and the level of functions integration relate to the overall implementation success.A well structured questionnair...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  120 engagements | 

  • 15. MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES OF SELECTED LOCALLY PRO...

    »   ABSTRACT   The performance of the oils selected in this work was tested for considering Viscosity, Viscosity Index, Density, Flash Point, Pour Point, and Carbon Residue. The most important of all the properties which makes the oil protect against wear is viscosity that helps to reduce friction between moving parts in the engine. The Viscosities of the oils; Oando SAE 20W50, Total SAE 20W50, Mo...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  139 engagements | 

  • 16. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS AS CHILLS IN SAND CASTING OF ALUMI...

    » ABSTRACT   This study has evaluated the effectiveness of metallic materials as chill in sand casting of aluminium alloy. Four plates of dimension 165mm x 80mm x10mm were cast using sand mould. Steel, copper and brass chills in form of cylindrical bar of geometry 7mm in diameter and 50mm long were inserted, side by side at regular intervals of 30mm in each sand mould and the last sample was left u...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  128 engagements | 

  • 17. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A BEDSIDE REFRIGERATOR

    » ABSTRACT Refrigeration processes have developed from the primitive ice cooling system to complex industrial applications. The principle however remain the same, effecting provision of cold space for the preservation, cooling or hardening of substances such as foods, beverages, drugs, vaccines and chemicals. The presence of heat and moisture cause micro organism to infest the mentioned items theref...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  184 engagements | 

  • 18. CONSTRUCTION OF A STANDARD BANKING OVEN

    » ABSTRACT     This project is designed to make the students utilize as many theoretical and practical concept as have been instructed in Alston to mechanical engineering workshop technology.    Students are expected to learn and apply concepts, principles about energy specially the conversions of  electrical energy to thermal energy, conduction and conventional heat transfer etc.Also the det...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  286 engagements | 

  • 19. DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A PRINTING MACHINE

    » ABSTRACT Parameters on which clear prints depends were comprehensively investigated.  The study revealed that clear print depends on the impressed pressure the working temperature and the gold foil print paper life expectancy.Also studies were he manner of dependence of these parameters on prints impressed  on sheets of varied thickness.  The results of these investigation were  utizlied in th...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  225 engagements | 

  • 20. DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A PILOT PRODUCTION PLANT FOR PAINTS

    » ABSTRACT     The concept of this project is to actualize a practical way of paint production using a locally design mixing machine which is design to meet a low cost and high standard paint.    The project cut across all forms of engineering, such as mechanical machine design of a simple industrial mixer, which is driven by an electrically made device, a 3 HP electric motor, chemically react...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  177 engagements | 


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