Intern Update: Tim Richardson

Intern Update: Tim Richardson

Plant Maintenance Intern, Tim Richardson, has spent his summer at Prairie State replacing and rebuilding equipment. Working in maintenance, projects vary by day. Some projects Tim has worked on include changing equipment oil, rebuilding a service water pump, replacing valve stem packing, replacing valves, and replacing conduit. Due to the nature of the department, projects typically last a day … More
Intern Update: Mehran Mustafa

Intern Update: Mehran Mustafa

Electrical Engineering Intern, Mehran Mustafa, has spent his summer at Prairie State updating models, modifying relay settings, and planning preventive maintenance. One of his projects involves working on the Electrical Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP) model to expand the lumped motor control center load into actual load. This is an ongoing project that may take more time to complete than rema… More
Intern Update: Logan Braundmeier

Intern Update: Logan Braundmeier

Plant Safety Intern, Logan Braundmeier, has spent her summer at Prairie State creating training videos, instruction manuals, and a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) matrix. So far this summer, Logan’s projects have varied greatly. She has been studying and working with new Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) to help redesign an instruction and manual sheet, along with finding a proper … More
Intern Update: Dan Vaeth

Intern Update: Dan Vaeth

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Dan Vaeth, has spent his summer at Prairie State working with PI ProcessBook, flow meters, and airline valves. So far this summer, Dan has created a PI graphic for the fly ash rail loadout system which was recently installed; this will allow for live feedback on any valve, blower, compressor, bin, or connected silo. He has also started on a PI graphic for the fly … More
Intern Update: Nate Kellermann

Intern Update: Nate Kellermann

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Nate Kellermann, has spent his summer at Prairie State working on conveyor mapping, control systems, and access platforms. One of his projects involves mapping the conveyor systems in the plant. This project is coming along nicely; following several revisions, they are getting close to an end product. He expects to complete this project before his internship ends.… More