Development of a Solar Operated Blower for Forging Operation: An Initiative for Sustainable Livelihood of Rural Area
Debashree Debadatta Behera1, R.C. Mohanty2, A.M. Mohanty3
1Debashree Debadatta Behera*, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
2R.C. Mohanty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
3A.M. Mohanty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on January 26, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 3281-3284 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: C6306029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6306.029320
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Abstract: Blacksmith generally do the forging operation by hand which requires more time and have survived to exist in rural economy even today. Due to unavailability of electricity and limitation of modern energy sources, economic development of rural area lays extreme poverty line. Development of solar operated blacksmith blower gives a reliable and sustainable solution to blacksmith for their forging operation. This paper represents design and development of solar operated blacksmith blower which was eco-friendly, less time consuming and high efficiency. The main component of solar operated blower is charge controller, battery, solar panel, DC blower and a speed controller. Mathematical calculation had been done for sizing of solar panel, battery, and charge controller and speed controller. The regulation of supplement of air for forging operation with the help of speed controller is the unique design of this research.
Keywords: Forging, Solar panel, battery, charge controller, speed controller