Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 32, Pages: 2503-2509
Dinku Worku1*, Aredo Haile2
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Madda Walabu University (MWU), Bale Robe, Ethiopia
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Madda Walabu University (MWU), Bale Robe, Ethiopia
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:08 February 2022, Accepted Date:27 June 2023, Published Date:24 August 2023
Objective: To compare water level drainage control manually and using a microcontroller for hydroelectric power. Method: To model water level drainage control using a microcontroller, data were gathered from a sample plant found in Ethiopia. The mathematical design was done as standard for all materials required since sampling was done at three pumps. When the water level reaches at 20 % then Arduino becomes ‘on’. Thereafter that, LCD will show “level 20 %” and “pump1 on”; if the leakage is maximum and the level reaches 40%, Arduino turns pump2 ‘on’; if the level reaches 85%, Arduino turns pump3 ‘on’, then the operator checks the status why the water level is at the maximum. Findings: This study designs a controlling system which is implemented for the existing plants directly, even though, the plant has a manual system, the key finding was to compare it with the microcontrolling system. The new controlling system can send messages to the operator when the water level advances to 85%. Although, manual data was recorded for 24 hours to take action. Novelty: The main outcome of this study is to upgrade the water level drainage control system for an existing Hydroelectric power system that is controlled by manually in a developing country, especially Ethiopia.
Keywords: Comparations; Hydroelectric Power Bludgeon; Ultrasonic; Microcontroller
© 2023 Worku & Haile. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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