You are on page 1of 6

BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY

College of Engineering, Architecture and Fine Arts


ECE/ICE/MEXE Department
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Gov. Pablo Borbon Main Campus II, Alangilan, Batangas City, Philippines

Progress Report
ICE 511
ICE Research 2

Submitted By:
Buri, Maeginell L.
Maligaya, Mark Art M.
Panganiban, Leonyl H.

October 30, 2016

This chapter presents the methods and considerations for the design and development
of an Economical Pumping System with Water Level Monitoring for Sitio Putok, Brgy.
Pinamucan East Batangas City. It includes the design considerations, the designing of the
system and its construction, and also the testing and evaluation. Other relevant data are
included for the fulfilment of the objectives of the study.
1. Design Considerations
This section discusses the design considerations taken by the researchers in relation
to the Economical Pumping System with Water Level Monitoring. This includes the
discharge of the shallow well, the capacity of the tank, the level requirement for the
set points, rate of the water pump, and the components specifications.
a. Discharge of the Shallow Well
The researchers did not only rely on the information from the internet and other
books and journals. Interviews were also done by the researchers in data
gathering. According to Dr. Arthur L. Fajardo, Chairman of Agricultural Machinery
Division in UPLB, shallow wells do not have a standard discharge of water. They
are on-site which means that every data of this will be dependent on its own
characteristics and location. It must be monitored accordingly it is a natural water
supply.
As advised by Dr. Fajardo, the first thing done by the researchers is to make the
well empty. By doing this, the discharge of the water from the ground will be
monitored. The data will be used in:

Sizing the storage tank for the system


Determining how long it will take to fill the tank with water

The time it took to empty the well was recorded using a timer which started from
8:00 AM until 8:53 AM. The water level in the well was monitored accordingly for
hours within that day (September 30, 2016). In the following days of monitoring,

the water level in the well was monitored once a day. This will be done for 2-3
weeks to see the varying level of the water in the well in different time of the day.
DATE

TIME

WATER LEVEL (CM)

09/30/16

8:00 am

292 cm

09/30/16

8:53 am

0 cm

09/30/16

10:53 am

45 cm

09/30/16

2:39 pm

91 cm

09/30/16

4:23 pm

145 cm

10/01/16

6:08 am

242 cm

10/02/16

8:40 am

292 cm

10/03/16

8:18 am

298 cm

10/05/16

6:57 am

332 cm*

10/08/16

8:55 am

317 cm

10/10/16

12:03 pm

318 cm

10/12/16

6:21 am

318 cm

10/15/16

2:28 pm

394

10/25/16
Table 1. Water level monitoring of the well
b. The Capacity of Tank
The selection and sizing of a water-storage tank involve a number of engineering
considerations and generally require a detailed analysis of water demands, supply
sources, and the distribution system. The purpose of this monitoring process is to know
the parameters and factors to consider in selecting and sizing a storage tank.

Number of persons in the household

Per capita water requirement

Discharge Capacity of the Water Supply

The capacity of the tank will be dependent on the wells discharge capacity. From
the data in the table given above, the water level of the well varies. It reached a
level of above 300 cm after heavy rainfall.
c. Rate of Pump
Elevation, tdh
d. Components Specifications
2. Design

The proponents of the study intend to design and construct an economical pumping
system with water level monitoring for Sitio Putok, Pinamucan East, Batangas City. In order to
come up with this, the first objective of this study is to determine the considerations in the
design and construction of the pumping system with water level monitoring for this sitio.
Remember that the pumping system in this sitio is underrated which leads to inadequate water
for the residents.
To seek for additional resources for this study, the researchers went to UP Los Baos.
According to an interviewee from UPLB, Dr. Arthur L. Fajardo, Chairman of Agricultural
Machinery Division, the aquifer do not have a standard discharge of water. Aquifers are on-site
which means that every data of the well will be dependent on its own characteristics and
location. It must be monitored accordingly because there is no suchthing as standard data for
this natural water supply.
As advised by Dr. Fajardo, the first thing done by the researchers is to make the well
empty. By doing this, the discharge of the water from the ground will be monitored. Its purpose
is to:

Size the storage tank for the system


know how long it will take to fill it up again with water

In removing the water from the well, a Kawasaki power sprayer was used. The time it
took to empty the well was recorded using a timer which started from 8:00 AM until 8:53 AM.
The water level in the well was monitored accordingly for hours within that day (September 30,
2016). In the following days of monitoring, the water level in the well was monitored once a day.
This will be done for 2-3 weeks to see the varying level of the water in the well in different time
of the day.
The selection and sizing of a water-storage tank involve a number of engineering
considerations and generally require a detailed analysis of water demands, supply sources, and
the distribution system. The purpose of this monitoring process is to know the parameters and
factors to consider in selecting and sizing a steel tank.

Number of persons in the household

Per capita water requirement

Discharge Capacity of the Water Supply

As stated before, this study includes the protection of the pump from being damaged.
The researchers will use the discharge capacity of the well as the basis in sizing the tank. The
size of the tank will be determined after the water level monitoring procedure was done
simultaneously after 3 weeks.
The next thing to be done by the researchers is to know the distance of the well to the
place where the storage tank will be installed. This must be done to calculate the total dynamic
head and the head loss from the pump.