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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 18 Plumbing the wind system

TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours

OBJECTIVES: To hook up and connect the pipes, pumps, connecting rods and wind systems into one operating unit.

MATERIALS: Pumps, windblade (or transfer gearbox if not installed during Session #17), pipes, and other plumbing parts. Posts and stakes to hold pumps and hoses secure.

PROCEDURES:

Trainer Note

It is not possible to specify the exact kind and order of events for this session, since it depends on the type of wind system that is being built and the type of pump that is being used. Some typical activities are listed below:

If necessary, mount the pumps securely using posts and fasteners.

If pump system has a crosshead, mount that.

Center both the pump and the gearbox in the middle of each of their strokes and measure for the length of the connecting rod.

Cut the connecting rod to length and install.

Trainer Note

Be sure to turn windmill by hand through its complete pumping cycle before allowing it to be turned by the wind.

Connect hoses or pipes.

Prime the pump (if necessary) and let it spin.