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close this bookWind Systems for Pumping Water: A Training Manual (Peace Corps, 1984, 93 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction to training
View the documentTraining guidelines
View the documentObjectives for wind system construction training
View the documentSession 1 Introduction and objectives
View the documentSession 2 History of wind systems
View the documentSession 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the documentSession 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the documentSession 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the documentSession 6 Shafts and bearings
View the documentSession 7 Strengths and testing
View the documentSession 8 Joinery
View the documentSession 9 Pumps and pump design
View the documentSession 10 Siting considerations
View the documentSession 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the documentSession 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the documentSession 13 How to design
View the documentSession 14 Presentation of designs
View the documentSession 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the documentSession 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the documentSession 17 Tower raising
View the documentSession 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the documentSession 19 Testing installed wind system
View the documentSession 20 Presentation of projects
View the documentSession 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the documentBibliography
View the documentConstruction materials list
View the documentTool list for 24 participants
View the documentTechnical vocabulary
View the documentReport on the wind-powered in-service training
View the documentRecommendations

Session 14 Presentation of designs

TOTAL TIME: 1 to 2 Hours

OBJECTIVES: To present, discuss and evaluate the wind system and pump designs done the previous afternoon (Session 13)

To prepare for the construction

MATERIALS: Models, blackboard, paper, or any other visual aids as decided on by the groups doing the presentations

Overview of construction schedule of the remainder of the training program


Step 1: 10 minutes

Have each group present their designs.

Step 2: 10 minutes

After each presentation, review and discuss the presentation of the design. Ask for comments about the design and presentation process. Note on flipchart what did and what didn't work about the design and presentation process. Discuss this list in light of future presentations.

Step 3: 10 minutes

Then review the design itself, asking for comments and suggestions from the group.

Trainer Note

Use this time to encourage design changes if necessary to prevent failure but allow people to make minor errors if you feel that they will learn from the experience and if these errors won't waste too much time, money or materials.

Step 4: 5 minutes

After all groups have presented their designs, post the schedule for the remainder of the training, pointing out how many hours of construction time remain.

Step 5: 25 minutes

Divide into appropriate construction groups and discuss how to get the most productivity out of these groups. Suggest that each group select a moderator or coordinator and that each group have a planning session at the start of each day. This facilitates tasks and planning construction.