Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The purpose of this research is to implement a solution to hydraulic fixtures losing pressure. The Six Sigma approach was followed to determine the root cause, and then a solution was implemented. The root cause was determined to be contamination entering the system causing the hydraulic components to fail. An automated pneumatic blow off system was implemented into the system to remove the contamination from the point of entry. This new system completely eliminated the contamination and in tum prevented the hydraulic fixtures from failing and losing pressure.

Year of Submission



Department of Technology

First Advisor

Douglas R. Hotek


If you are the rightful copyright holder of this graduate research paper and wish to have it removed from the Open Access Collection, please submit an email request to Include your name and clearly identify the thesis by full title and author as shown on the work.

Date Original


Object Description

1 PDF file (28 pages)