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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

Session 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills

TOTAL TIME: 1 Hour

OBJECTIVES: To discuss and list factors which must be considered in selecting wind system components.

To identify and discuss technical and cultural factors to be considered when designing wind pump systems

MATERIALS: Blackboard or large paper and felt tip pens

PROCEDURES:

Step 1: 10 minutes

Have the participants name two or three items that they might choose for application in the wind pump experience for everyday living in the country.

Step 2: 15 minutes

Invite suggestions for a list of the technical and cultural factors that might be used in selecting each item.

Step 3: 10 minutes

Have the people examine the lists and suggest changes in the lists that they might make if they were selecting wind systems and pumps.

Step 4: 20 minutes

Discuss the environmental impact of various different types of wind systems and pumps.

Trainer Note

Include overall appearance of the finished wind system and the fact that in wooded areas it may be necessary to cut trees to get enough wind.

Step 5: 5 minutes

Summarize, including the fact that some of the factors are more important to a given person than other factors.