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Quality improvement of Volanta pump production in Niger

Since groundwater levels in Niger are situated at a relatively large depth, Volanta pumps are a suitable technology for its rural drinking water supply. Last years the number of non-functioning pumps has increased due to fabrication insufficiencies and a lack of spare parts from the right type. As a response, the direction of the ACREMA production plant approached PRACTICA for an intervention to improve the quality of works.

Goals

To improve the quality of the Volanta pump production in Niger.

Activities

  • Identification of needs expressed by the ACREMA production plant in Tahoua
  • Development of a customised training programme
  • Three-week intensive training to improve the fabrication and commercialisation of Volanta pumps.

Budget

€ 47,000

Results

  • Pump producers and maintainers have been trained in: Computer skills, Technical drawings and the use of AutoCAD-LT, and Application to tenders.
  • Government officials have been trained to evaluate the state of water points and control reparations.
  • Both officials and artisans have participated in a workshop on specific types of Volanta pumps for particular systems, and recent innovations on the Volanta pump.
  • Technical drawings used by the production plant have been updated and improved.
  • The spare parts catalogue and manual for the fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of Volanta pumps have been renewed.
  • Volanta pump Niger
  • Volanta training AutoCAD
  • Volanta training Technical drawing
  • Volanta training participants
Status
Closed
Terminé
Period
Période
2009 - 2010
partner
partenaire