A case study if field testing of windpumps in India

Venkatanarayana, AR (1985) A case study if field testing of windpumps in India. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a tentative methodology for13; the testing of appropriate technology design windpumps13; and some early experience in operation of a relatively13; simple test-fields. This testing serves three purposes.13; One is comparative assessment under identical conditions.Second is keeping an impartial record of maintenance requirements. Third is to generate performance data to enable prediction of the quantity of water likely to be lifted on gross monthly basis at different places. The 10 minutes data generated intermittently can be utilised where velocity distribution profiles are known. This is the case at 37 places in India.only monthly mean wind speeds are known.24-hourly performance data can be used in making first approximation of expected month wise output. At the the of writing this paper three windmills are under assessment. All these are somewhat different in design concerning performance of these machines presented.13; Two more are being installed shortly. Observations are briskly presented.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Swinging vane rotary pump;Water recirculation arrangement;Woven polypropylene
    Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Energy Production and Conversion
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:52
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3249

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