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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 17 Tower raising

TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours

OBJECTIVES: To raise tower safely and securely.

To install transfer gearbox on tower properly

MATERIALS: Shovels, picks, tamping bars or poles

Tower poles, gin poles, 4060 meters of rope, diagonal bracing poles

Modeling construction materials

PROCEDURES:

Step 1: 15 minutes

By using a model demonstrate the action and sequence of raising a large timber or tower.

Step 2: 15 minutes

Discuss and explain safety considerations (falling off tower, ropes breaking, tower or poles falling, dropping tools from hands and pockets while on the tower.

Trainer Note

This is potentially the most dangerous session of the training. Stress the importance of moving slowly and of moving together as a group.

Step 3: 4 hours

Assemble the tower; measure and dig footing holes.

Prepare for raising, including last minute safety precautions.

Step 4: 1 hour

Raise the tower using gin pole- if necessary.

Trainer Note

Explain what is going to happen very clearly and make sure that everyone understands their part. Keep a close eye out for people doing things which may be dangerous.

Step 5: 2 hours

Level and center the tower and pour concrete footings. Prepare transfer gearbox and rotor for installation.

Step 6: 1 hour

Install machine.