Journal article Open Access
Ravi Kumar P.; Akash B.; Hari Krishnan R.,; Lakshmi Narayanan S.; Arunodhayan N.
Water, a major source of life and a treasure of great demand in near future that needs more attention that it is already given. Electricity is another important resource that acts as a basic need to accomplish every single industrial application and new innovations. Our project is a solution that aims to get optimum use of both these resources. While using pumps there are possibilities of wastage of current. Some of the common cases are where the current is drawn from the grid but the water actually doesn’t flow through the pump or the current drawn is comparatively more than the water flowing through pump. The motor works efficiently when both the current drawn from the grid and the water flow through the pipe are same. Our system consists of an LCD which displays the current drawn, voltage and the speed of the water flow. These are detected through current sensor, voltage sensor and water flow sensor. So by looking at the LCD screen we will be able to find out if the current is drawn unnecessarily without the actual flow of water and thereby we can prevent wastage by switching off the motor. The same can be done in the case where more current is drawn for less water. We will find the fault in the motor through this and rectify it. Thus this projects prevents wastage of electricity while using water pumps in industries.