2011-12 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Water Tower Gin Pole Apparatus

Jordan Loar, Stephen Pederson, Jon Slaber

Sponsor: Maguire Iron

The goal of the GAMI project was to improve upon the concept of a radial scaffold which is used to enable workers to perform water tower tank interior maintenance. Improvements included a pneumatic winch for hoisting the apparatus, a basket at the end of the lift, and a solid truss structure for support. The project team worked with Maguire Iron Inc., a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, company that builds and maintains water towers in 27 states.