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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 1 month ago)

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1

Ash Disposal


Renewable Energy Center at
Eastern Illinois University

Standard Operating Procedure



YES

1.

Check
that
vibration mechanism
in
boiler is functioning correctly

2
.
Check auger from boiler to
holding containers is functioning
correctly

3.

Check ash container for proper
seal.

4. Refer to log book for next
removal date and contact waste
removal service to arrange next
pick
-
up

(every 2 weeks)
.

Notify operations control specialist
to solve the problem

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

Notify operations control specialist
to solve the problem

5. Waste removal service picks up
containers. Log in book on time of
occurrence. Receive container
back empty.





2

Ash Removal

Renewable Energy Center at
Eastern Illinois University

Standard Operating Procedure




Purpose:

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that proper steps are taken to keep the ash
removal process
working on an ongoing basis. These steps will make sure that all
components of the system are working properly, as well as keeping the container sealed
so that no contaminants are exposed to the facility. This process will continually be
monitored to ensur
e that the facility has control over ash output.

1.

Check the Vibration Mechanism in the Boiler to make sure it is functioning correctly.

a.

While the boiler is running, check if vibrations are engaged so that ash is sifted through
to the auger.

(How? provide

more details.)

i.

If this is not working properly, contact the Operations Control Specialist to
resolve this problem.

ii.

If this is working correctly, proceed to the next step.

2.

Check the Auger that removes ash from the boiler to make sure it is functioning corr
ectly.

(How? provide more details.)

a.

While boiler and vibration mechanism is running, make sure that the auger is
transporting the ash to the storage containers.

i.

If this is not working properly, contact the Operations Control Specialist to
resolve this pro
blem.

ii.

If this is working correctly, proceed to the next step.

3.

Check ash container to ensure that is has an air tight seal.

(How? provide more details.)

a.

The container must be securely sealed to ensure that ash containments are not exposed
to the facility or

to employees working at the facility.

i.

If this is not sealed securely, refer to standard operating procedure for ash
container. If this does not solve the problem, contact the Operations Control
Specialist to resolve this problem.

ii.

If this is sealed correc
tly, proceed to the next step.

iii.

Do you have ways to check if the container is full and make a decision
acccoringly?

The bi
-
weekly schedule is simply an estimate. Actual operation
fluctuate.


4.

Refer to log book for next removal date. Contact waste removal service to arrange next pick
-
up.
This service to remove ash is done on a biweekly schedule while biomass gasification process is
operational.
(How? provide more details, for example, contact in
formation.)





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5.

Waste removal service picks up containers to be dumped in a landfill. Record pick
-
up into log
book to document occurrence. Waste removal service will return the empty container and this
process must be repeated.

This SOP is close

to be perfect
, if more details are provided at every step.







4

Receiving Biomass


Renewable Energy Center at Eastern Illinois University

Standard Operating Procedure




YES

1.

Order biomass product. Ask
supplier for expected time of
arrival.

2
.
On expected day of arrival:
Prepare unloading zone for

truck
delivery.

3. Check log book. Does scale need
calibration? (Once every 2 weeks).

5. Open gate upon supply truck
arrival.

4. Calibrate scale. Log calibration
occurred in log book.

6. Guide truck to scale and record
weight.

7. Guide truck to lift.

8. Lift truck and release biomass
into container

NO





5

Receiving Biomass


Renewable Energy Center at Eastern Illinois University

Standard Operating Procedure

Purpose:

The purpose o
f this procedure is to ensure that proper steps are taken to receive and
unload the biomass properly.

Step 1:


Order biomass product. Ask supplier for expected time of arrival.

(This job requires a
specific SOP with all necessary details.)

Step 2:


On
expected day of arrival: Prepare unloading zone for truck delivery.

(How? Provide
details._

Step 3:


Check log book. Does the scale need calibration?




If yes: Continue to step 4.




If no: Skip to step 5.

Step 4:


Calibrate scale. After scale is calibra
ted log that calibration occurred in the log book.

(This is another job, which requires a SOP.)

Step 5:


Open gate upon supply truck arrival.

Step 6:


Guide truck to scale and record weight.

Step 7:


Guide truck to lift.

Step 8:


Lift truck and release

biomass into container.

(This job requires a SOP.)



Several jobs in the above process require their own SOP. More details are expected in each step.


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6

Water Purification


Renewable Energy Center at Eastern Illinois University

Standard Operating Proc
edure


























1.

Screening
. Is process completely
screened? If no repeat from step
1.

2
.

Coagulation
. Is process
completely coagulated? If no
repeat step 2.

3
.

Sedimentation
. Is process
completely cleared of sediment? If
no repeat step 3.

4
.

Filtration
. Is process completely
filtered? If no repeat step 4.

5
.

Disinfection
. Is process
completely disinfected? If no
repeat step 5.

YES

YES

YES

YES





7

Water Purification


Renewable Energy Center at
Eastern Illinois University

Standard Operating Procedure


Purpose:

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that proper steps are taken to prepare the
water before it is used as steam. This process is accomplished by removing undesirable
chemicals, biol
ogical contaminants, suspended solids and gases from the water. This
process helps to prevent steam pipes from
building up sediment and corrosive materials

that may degrade the pipes overtime.

Step 1:


Screening:

This process starts by removing large
debris such as sticks, leaves, rubbish, and other
large particles which may interfere with subsequent purification steps.

Step 2:


Coagulation:



Chemicals are added to the water which removes sticky particles.

Step 3:


Sedimentation:

This process works by

settling solid particles at the bottom of water is called
sedimentation and this process is done for above mentioned water.

Step 4:


Filtration:

All the sediment water is filtered by passing the water through layers of gravel, sand and
charcoal which filt
ers out the particles.

Step 5:

Water is passed through reservoirs and chlorine and other chemicals are added to the
water. This kills the bacteria and other microorganisms in the water.



Each step deserves its own SOP with all necessary details. Please r
efer to my comments on

"Receiving
Biomass." These two sections have the same problem.

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Team Statement

We, as a team, acknowledge that the work is a result of contributions from each member of the team,
with the following:

Samson Hille


25%

Ravali Kat
ta


25%

Vince Parker


25%

Patrick Lyons


25%


25/30