As part of AIChE's commitment to safety in industry and laboratory environments, student teams and their advisors will be asked to demonstrate a commitment to safety awareness, safety planning, and safe practices as a standard component of their participation. All teams are required to carefully read and review Chem-E-Car documents to fully understand the requirements to safely compete at an AIChE Chem-E-Car competition.
New Rules 2013
22.214.171.124.7 MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE PRESSURE - new rule starting 2013 ASC.
No car may utilize or contain gases under a pressure above 400 psig. This means that you may continuously generate pressure, so long as the operating pressure of your car never exceeds 400 psig. No team will be allowed to utilize a storage pressure of gases above 400 psig.
126.96.36.199.7 SECONDARY RELIEF DEVICES - new rule starting 2013 ASC.
An inline relief device and pressure gauge on all pressure stages including upstream and downstream of all pressure regulators.
Note: Be sure to complete the Chem-E-Car Safety Training and Test before your Regional Conference.
EDP Example Package (from 2012, new 2013 rules not reflected)
A completed Engineering Documentation Package MUST be completed for each Regional Conference on the date listed below.
2013 Student Regional Conference Host
|Northeast||University of Massachusetts, Amherst||March 8, 2013|
|Mid-America||University of Oklahoma||March 29, 2013|
|Southern||University of Kentucky||March 8, 2013|
|Southwest||Texas Tech University||March 1, 2013|
|Mid-Atlantic||Rutgers University||March 8, 2013|
|Rocky Mountain||New Mexico State University||March 8, 2013|
|North Central||University of Cincinnati and University of Miami||March 1, 2013|
|Western||University of California, San Diego||March 29, 2013|
|Pacific Northwest||Montana State University||March 25, 2013|
A photograph showing your COMPLETELY assembled car must be in the EDP. Your EDP must be a single PDF. Please merge all of the documents into a single PDF for ease in reviewing.
EDP’s will be uploaded to AIChE’s Box.com page, SharePoint will NO LONGER be used. You must be invited to Box.com to upload your teams EDP. To receive access to Box.com and instructions you must contact Michelle Marsnick at email@example.com.