Rigorous Design Process for a Groundwater Pump for Low-Yield Water Wells: A Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Wonson, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Dartnall, William en_US
dc.contributor.editor 2010 Congress Technical Program Committee en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:08:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:08:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003248 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Anderson Peter, Wonson James, and Dartnall William 2010, 'Rigorous Design Process for a Groundwater Pump for Low-Yield Water Wells: A Case Study', , ASME, USA, , pp. 1-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-7918-3891-4 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16397
dc.description.abstract Ground-water pumping in remote areas, such as Australian farms, was for many years traditionally done by wind pumps in order to satisfy the needs of stock. Since the 1980's solar pumps of varying designs have become popular for pumping water from farm dams and tube wells. Wind pumps, solar pumps, engine or electric motor driven pumps and even animal/human powered pumps have a future in many remote situations in the world for stock watering, irrigation and for village water supply in developing countries. In these markets there is a wide-spread view that local manufacture of the pumps is preferable, as is well documented in the literature on village water supply in developing countries. Submersible pumps that are either of the multi-stage centrifugal class or that use the progressive cavity principle have increased in popularity in the low well yield environment. However, where well yields are extremely low the efficiency of these pumps also becomes low and oversized pumps of these kinds are often inappropriately applied. Quite often in the low yield situation, tube wells are also oversized in that they are drilled to large diameters and depths so as to provide storage in order to accommodate the water demand requirements of the user. This practice leads to unnecessary deterioration of both pump and well. Designing for low production volume manufacture presents unique challenges for the designer in attempting to design a robust, versatile but cost-effective product. The design challenges include, achievement of: - high efficiency, reliability, longevity, simplicity, versatility with a minimum parts count, and all this at a low cost. A case study is presented in this paper in which the design issues are outlined. A rigorous design process has been applied in this case study. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher ASME en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Rigorous Design Process for a Groundwater Pump for Low-Yield Water Wells: A Case Study en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2010) en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090900 en_US
dc.personcode 0000068236 en_US
dc.personcode 0000068237 en_US
dc.personcode 950816 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Technology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition en_US
dc.date.activity 20101112 en_US
dc.location.activity Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid 950816 en_US

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