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Windpumping Handbook

By Sarah Lancashire,Jeff Kenna,Peter Fraenkel
ISBN: 9780946688340
A windpump needs no fuel, little maintenance and it usually lasts 20 years or more. Designs exist which are suitable for small-scale local .manufacture. The aim of this handbook is to help potential users and decision makers take advantage of the benefits that windpumps can offer.

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  • Synopsis
    Windpumping is an established technology, with over one million windpumps in use worldwide. A windpump needs no fuel, little maintenance and it usually lasts 20 years or more. Designs exist which are suitable for small-scale local .manufacture. The aim of this handbook is to help potential users and decision makers take advantage of the benefits that windpumps can offer. This handbook was first written for a windpump familiarisation seminar held in Nairobi in November 1986. The seminar was organised and presented by I.T. Power, hosted by the Ministry of Water Development of Kenya and funded by the Overseas Development Administration.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    1. INTRODUCTION
    1.1 Purpose of this Handbook
    1.2 Windpump technology is time-proven
    A brief history of windpumps
    Past experience with windpump designs
    1.3 The wind.energy resource
    The effect of wind speed
    The effect of air density
    Energy availability
    How to find the amount of energy available
    from the wind
    1.4 Choices of energy resource 9
    2. WINDPUMP DESIGN - STATE OF THE ART 11
    2.1 Principles of wind energy conversion: Lift and 11
    drag
    2.2 Rotor design 13
    Pitch
    Solidity
    Tip-speed ratio
    Performance coefficient
    Torque
    2.3 Pump types
    2.4 Transmissions, tails and towers
    Transmissions
    Tails
    Towers
    2.5 The feasibility of local manufacture
    The advantages
    Criteria for success
    Types of design suitable for local manufacture
    3. SITE EVALUATION 25
    3.1 Assessing the wind regime 25
    The wind regime parameters needed
    Wind measurement
    Quality of wind data
    Measurement options
    Choosing the windpump site
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Sarah Lancashire,Jeff Kenna,Peter Fraenkel
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 86
    Format Paperback / softback
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