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Title: Development of a minimum maintenance solar pump
Authors: Brew-Hammond, A.
Keywords: solar pump
minimum maintenance
residual water,
tank temperatures
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 8, No.1
Abstract: Recent efforts at the University of Science and Technology (UST), Kumasi, have resulted in the successful develop¬ment of a Minimum Maintenance Solar Pump (MMSP) from locally available mate¬rials. The design employs 202.5 litre (45 gallon) oil drums reinforced with 12.7mm (0.5 in) steel pipes. Two pro¬totypes based on this design have been tested at UST and Brace Research Institute (BR1), Montreal. The maximum average temperature attained in the UST prototype was 84°c with no water being pumped while the BRI prototype pumped 158 litres (79% of total capacity) with the bottom of the drum reaching 96°c, The volume of water which remains in the drum after a previous operation has a great influence on the maximum temperatures attained by the drum and the test results indicate that this residual water should be kept at a minimum of about 1 litre.
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.8, No.1,1988
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4844
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