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MSU students creating revolutionary tech

© MSU engineering students are working on a project that will help revolutionize the cooling and heating industry. © MSU engineering students are working on a project that will help revolutionize the cooling and heating industry.
© MSU engineering students created a see through acrylic heat exchanger. © MSU engineering students created a see through acrylic heat exchanger.
© MSU engineering students are working on a project that will help industries that use heating and cooling industry. © MSU engineering students are working on a project that will help industries that use heating and cooling industry.
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Some Midwestern State University engineering students are working with a Wichita Falls company to create a game changer for industries that use heating and cooling.

Three seniors were tasked by Tranter, a Wichita Falls heat exchanger company, with creating a 12x12 inch see-through acrylic block which will hold a gasket that transfers cool and hot liquids.They want to know how much pressure the gasket can take.

"We want to see its actual behavior while it's in use so we can help redesign some of the surface features so it can withstand more water pressure," Brett Scheffe a senior said.

More pressure means the machinery using the gaskets will not overheat.

"If this can withstand higher pressures, it increases the efficiency of cooling so you can cool down," Scheffe said. "As an example lubrication for industrial machinery, it can keep the machinery running longer and more efficiently."

The milk industry, ethanol, pharmaceuticals and many more use heat exchangers.

"I've worked at Arconic for years and years," Frank Bohuslav MSU machinist technician said. "They have exchangers and coolers. Their whole system works off heating and cooling the gasket the castings that they make. so, it could revolutionize anything."

Bohuslav said every little split can make the difference between success and failure.

"I would just run a quarter of it then I would reset up and run another quarter of it," Bohuslav said. "It just took hours and hours to do but we're very proud of what we made."

Some students said they are not only excited to play a part in the project but also work with trade professionals week in week out for an entire year.

"I see myself following along those lines on helping design experiments. what the means be," Dulanga Dealwis, a student, said.

Even though Dealwis and Scheffe started the project, last August, they will not be around for the redesigning phase. That will be taken over by students in the program next semester.

The engineering team is testing out the gasket Wednesday at Tranter's lab.

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