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close this book Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Introduction to training
View the document Training guidelines
View the document Objectives for wind system construction training
View the document Session 1 Introduction and objectives
View the document Session 2 History of wind systems
View the document Session 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the document Session 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the document Session 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the document Session 6 Shafts and bearings
View the document Session 7 Strengths and testing
View the document Session 8 Joinery
View the document Session 9 Pumps and pump design
View the document Session 10 Siting considerations
View the document Session 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the document Session 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the document Session 13 How to design
View the document Session 14 Presentation of designs
View the document Session 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the document Session 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the document Session 17 Tower raising
View the document Session 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the document Session 19 Testing installed wind system
View the document Session 20 Presentation of projects
View the document Session 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the document Bibliography
View the document Construction materials list
View the document Tool list for 24 participants
View the document Technical vocabulary
View the document Report on the wind-powered in-service training
View the document Recommendations

Acknowledgments

I should like to thank Ada Jo Mann and Paul Jankura of the office of Training and Program Support, who conceived and guided this program. Also, my thanks to Andrew Atkeison, Dale Krenek, and Suellen Eschenbach, who worked on putting on the pilot training which led to the creation of this manual.

Thanks also to Cristopher Szecsey, Howard Raik, and Malcolm and Lynda Lillywhite for their support and assistance during this time. None of this would have been possible without the work of the Peace Corps staff and volunteers in the countries where the pilot training was done. Special thanks to Ned Benner and Napo Cervallos in Ecuador, and to John and Ann Heard, Pedro Souza, and Jose Kyle in Paraguay.

Finally, acknowledgment is due to the participants in the pilot training sessions whose enthusiasm and suggestions helped bring the training to its present form. And, as in all undertakings of this size, there are all the people I did not mention who freely gave of their time and knowledge and ability to assist me in this work: thanks to all of you.

Willis Eschenbach