Presentation on theme: "Preliminary Design Presentation Arthur Cradock Jason Iverson Mykola Gauk."— Presentation transcript:
Preliminary Design Presentation Arthur Cradock Jason Iverson Mykola Gauk
Cigar Lake – Largest undeveloped uranium ore body in the world. Ground is very unstable and must be frozen prior to ore extraction. Ore is mined using high pressure water pumped by four 800hp positive displacement pumps. The mine is currently underwater.
Water temperature exceeds pump operating conditions (T max = 30 o C) Four high pressure pumps operate continuously throughout mining process in either jetting or standby mode Max water pressure of 100MPa When not jetting, water recirculates Automated process
Evaluate the current system and create an engineering model Evaluate possible solutions for removing excess heat to remain within operating temperatures Detailed analysis on final design solution Deliverables include final drawings, parts list and cost analysis
Met with client to discuss scope and constraints Received information package from client including drawings and previous test report Developed written scope of work for client Developed schedule of events Developed system schematic Currently developing engineering model Currently awaiting on vendor feedback