Development of Mechanical Water Level Controller

Research Area: Volume 1 Issue 5, Sept. 2012 Year: 2012
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: automatic, controller, floatation, overflow, mechanical, overhead tank
  • Akonyi Nasiru Sule
  • Chinedu Cletus Obinwa
  • Christian Ebele Okekeze
  • Eyo Ifreke
Journal: IJEIR Volume: 1
Number: 5 Pages: 396-398
Month: Sept.
ISSN: 2277-5668
The automatic water level controller is a device designed to regulate automatically the pumping of water to an overhead tank without allowing the water in the tank to be exhausted. The design of this mechanical device was achieved using the Archimedes principle of floatation; having a float which determines the water level in the tank depending on the choice of the minimum (lower) and maximum (upper) level inscribed in the tank. The fundamental attribute of this device is the ease in design, fabrication and mounting at a lower cost. Its testing had shown and proved that it works efficiently with Archimedes’ principle of floatation. This eliminates the frequent human intervention/monitoring of the water level in the overhead tank to control overflow manually, thereby eliminating water and energy wastages.

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