College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

NFN Taufik, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


This project entails the design of a flow control system to manage flow rates of asphalt to maintain constant thickness on the fiberglass sheet. By using the proposed system, the amount of scrap created by extremely thick or thin deposits on the mat would be reduced. The design of the proposed system aims to produce a flowrate of 10 gpm while it is also capable of self-correcting and shutting down when unsafe conditions occur. Selection of various components of the control system took place which included the Allen Bradley PLC and Flex I/O, power supply, radars for level sensor, and flow meters. For accuracy of the performance of the proposed system, PID loop was programmed using ControlLogix L73 providing several set points such as the flow-rate and pump-speed. To allow users to conveniently adjust these set points as well as control various pumps and monitor the status and health of the machine, a Human Machine Interface was created using the WonderWare software.

Available for download on Tuesday, December 10, 2024