New Water Pump Control Units Being Trialled in the Field
TWI Wales has completed all testing of the water pump control units and has shipped the first batch for trials ‘in the field.’ The new v3.0 pump controllers incorporate many improvements, including improved durability and increased energy usage efficiency.
All units have undergone laboratory testing to ensure reliable operation once installed. They have passed the tests performed and operate with the test pump as designed. One of the main tests was to check if the water pump would turn on if the water level hit a certain threshold - with all units executing the operation flawlessly.
These units have been shipped to Madagascar for the IMPHORAA partner Nanoè to install them into existing nano-grid low power networks. The installation will help to reduce the power consumption of the water pumps during operation, making the IMPHORAA solution a cheap and reliable source of both electricity and water transportation.
This project is supported by Innovate UKs Energy Catalyst Programme (funding by the Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office through their Transforming Energy Access Programme) and UK aid and was awarded as a “subsidy” under the UK International Obligations for Subsidy Control and delivered under Grant 90935 from Innovate UK