Low Power Electromechanical Device for Ventilation in Rural Homes

  • S. T. Yusuf Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Taraba State University, Nigeria.
  • M. S. Julius Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Taraba State University, Nigeria
  • M. Abdulkadir Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
  • A. M. Yatim Department of Energy Conversion, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Abstract

The global rise of energy consumption has highlighted the needs to develop systems with energy saving capability. This paper describes the development of a low power electromechanical system for indoor ventilation. The proposed system consists of electromechanical system (actuator), motion translator, position controller, spring and inductive proximity sensor. Experimental test of the prototype was carried out to compare with the simulation results.  The developed prototype was tested on a commonly sized blade normally used for ventilation. The system produces a rotational speed of 550 rpm at 4.4 W of power, which should be sufficient for indoor ventilation and cooling of simple homes and buildings.

Published
Mar 1, 2018
How to Cite
YUSUF, S. T. et al. Low Power Electromechanical Device for Ventilation in Rural Homes. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 94-103, mar. 2018. ISSN 2545-5818. Available at: <http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/331>. Date accessed: 18 dec. 2018.
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