CONSTRUCTION OF METAL SHELF. A RESEARCH PROJECT TOPIC ON CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
In this construction of metal shelf, mild steel was chosen due to its inherit duties.
The undismountable metal shelf, which has four compartments and four partition was constructed under the following processes. This includes drawing and dimensioning of the proposal metal. Metal shelf, market surveying and procurement of the needed materials, marketing out and cutting of the materials, welding, smoothing and filling of the work then finally the painting. The dimensions are height …… width….. height of one apartment.
Actually, the purpose is to produce fabricated metal shelf that will be economically cheap and at the same time, it will meet up to standard in the market.
A metal shelf is an invention with comportment and partition where books, files and some chemicals are packed in laboratory, offices, libraries and even homes have shelves. A shelf can be wooden, metal or glass. They could also be dismountable and undismountable,
The one used in the libraries and offices for packing books are called book shelf. In industries, are stored in shelves are referred to as storage facility.
The material selected for the construction of any shelve strongly depends on the material/properties and purpose the shelf will serve, generally considering all the materials of construction, it can be seen that for instance, both point to point comparison between them will definitely show that in general, metals have a lot of advantages over non-metals. For example, while many types of metal are suitable for high temperature operation, non metals such as wood, glass are suitable for lower and limited range of temperatures metal posses a whittler range of chemical stability then non- metal.
1.2 OBJECTIVE/SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
The objective of the project is to construct a metal shelf with the following dimensions.
Height = 6 feet thickness of metal =1.5m (guage) =16
Width = 4 feet metal type = mild steel
Breath =14 inches
The shelf is of 4 partitions constructed with metal which is the best material for the construction of engineering device of this type and in each partition distance the distance =1.5m which brings it to the total 18inches.
The metal which is used to contact the book shelf has good qualities of corrosion resistance, mechanical strength, toughness and it is very hard it is also very much available and has very good cost effectiveness. Other properties including weld ability and formability provided the metal at the best option in the selection of material for the construction of this shelf.