ERIC Number: ED287740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Wind Systems for Pumping Water: A Training Manual. No. T-25.
This document was prepared as a training manual for people interested in developing appropriate technological approaches to using wind power to pump water. The training program is divided into two basic formats, one in which a session focuses on the design process and participants are expected to do some design work in groups, and another which uses a preselected design and does not include the design process. Besides providing sets of training guidelines and objectives, the manual describes training sessions which deal with: (1) the history of wind systems; (2) large projects and community analysis; (3) shop safety and tool care; (4) representative drawings for construction; (5) shafts and bearings; (6) strengths and testing; (7) joinery; (8) pumps and pump design; (9) siting considerations; (10) sizing wind water pumping systems; (11) design considerations for pumps and windmills; (12) how to design; (13) presentation of designs; (14) construction of wind measuring poles; (15) exploration for wind sites; (16) tower raising; (17) plumbing the wind system; (18) testing the installed wind system; (19) presentation of projects; and (20) protective and routine maintenance. Included is a bibliography, a construction materials list, a tool list, and a glossary. (TW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.