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Technical specifications

for welding
(D10)

January 2008

MINUTES OF THE 2ND PURCHASER GROUP MEETING


OF TREESPA PROJECT HELD AT PEACOCK HOTEL
24TH JANUARY 2008-WELDING MACHINE
Small Industrial Development Organization (SIDO) in collaboration with Tanzania
Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) organised a three days, 2nd Purchaser
Group (PG2) meeting which was held at Peacock Hotel on 23rd, 24th and 25th January,
2008. PG2-meeting for welding machine was held on 24th January, 2008.

1. Agenda.
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Registration
Self Introduction
Opening of the meeting
Project Introduction
Aim of the meeting and reason for selecting the product
Performance of Welding Machines
Setting specification of the Welding Machines
Market of the products
Time schedule
Dissemination of results
Commitment and discussion
Work to be done for the next meeting
Others, financing options etc
Next meeting
Closing the meeting

2. Attendance
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NAME
FLORENCE
GWANGOMBE
KAKWIRA
RAPHAEL
BENEDICT V.
LYARUU
LARS-AKE
CROHOLM
ENG.THOMAS
MNUNGULI
MUHSIN A.
KHATRI
STEPHANO Y.
LEYAN
BONAVENTURE
B. SAANANE

COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION
TANESCO

E-MAIL
f.gwangombe@tanesco.co.tz

0754-875278

SIDO

kakwira@yahoo.co.ok

0754-327584

TANESCO

b.lyaruu@tanesco.co.tz

0754-461207

A-CONSULT AB

Lars.cronholm@atconsult.com

+46 105051413

TBS

Thomas.mnunguli@tbstz.org

0754 464 480

LEHMANNS (T)
LTD
SIDO

lehmannst@-net.com

0713-242220

s-leyan@yahoo.com

0754-093932

DIT

saanane@yahoo.com

0787-489490

TELEPHONE

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SABINA P. M.
DAATI
GEOFFREY N.
MACKANJA
ROBERT
NINDIE
MATHIAS
ALEXANDER
LUGANO
WILSON
MAGDALENE
MKOCHA
OMARI A.
KOMBA
KALUMUNA P.
B. R.
ZAINABU
YUSSUFU
YELA ENOCK
PETER
CHISAWILLO
MARY
MASHURANO
NINA H.
MCHIMBI

TANESCO

s.daati@tanesco.co.tz

0754-302854

CTI

makanja@cti.co.tz

0784-423197

TIRDO

rnindie@hotmail.com

TIRDO

mathalexa@yahoo.co.uk

TIRDO

luganowilson@yahoo.com

022-2666034
0732-928183
022-2666034
0713-765481
0786-771056

TCCIA

magdalenemkocha@yahoo.co.uk

MMWCI

SIDO-DSM

kpr-rne@yahoo.com

0754-402686
022-2119436
0754-686249
0773-686249
0754-986687

SIDO

0754-835289

MITM FAR &


WELDING
INTERMECH
ENG. LTD.
SIDO

0784-401614
pchisawillo@yahoo.com

0713771182,2119436/2128136
0754-696088

SIDO

nnchimbi@yahoo.com

0754 778 360

Apologies
S.NO.
1.

NAME
KIHEDU JOSEPH

COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION
UDSM, CoET

E-MAIL

TELEPHONE

jkihedu@yahoo.com

0754 835 648

Absent
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1.

NAME

COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION

MR.OMAR BAHDELLA

BAHDELA CO.LTD

E-MAIL
omar@bahdela.com

TELEPHONE
+255 784 700200

3. Opening
AF representative chaired the meeting. It was opened at 9:30hrs by the Chairman who
thanked the participants for responding to the invitation and welcomed everyone to
participate fully in the discussions.

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4. Project Introduction
Introduction to TREESPA was presented by SIDO representative, that Tanzanian
Renewable Energy and energy Efficiency project to Sustain Poverty Alleviation
(TreeSpa) aims to facilitate that investments in rural energy infrastructure help enhance
living conditions for the poor as much as possible. The focus is to develop the rural
wealth creating sectors in Tanzania through identifying and specifying their top priority
appropriate energy needs.
The project activities include three components:
 Designing aggregated purchasing schemes for energy efficient electrical
equipment.
 Designing electricity service agreements
 Business development support (to business using energy)
Three products earmarked for the pilot implementation of the TreeSpa project are:
 Electric motors for operating different machines such as milling machines, water
pump etc.
 Electric welding machines which are considered as means to support the
establishment of small rural based metal fabrication industries which are vital to
rural production and security
 Electric lighting for rural enterprises, households, hospitals, schools etc.
SIDO and TANESCO are the foremost actors to TREESPA in the project. They will
cooperate to develop attractive modern energy services for rural productive sectors. The
two European partners AF Process AB-Sweden, the Coordinator and Danish
Management A/S (DEM)-Denmark, have a long and adequate project experience in rural
electrification, training and capacity building, energy efficient equipment and technology
purchasing schemes

5. Aim of Meeting
Aim of the meeting was to discuss, work together and come up with technical
specifications, market potential and potential bidders for energy efficient welding
machines
This product was chosen because it is considered as a cross-cutting product which
supports the establishment of small rural based metal fabrication industries/workshops
which are vital to rural production and income generating activities.

6. Performance of Welding Machines


Resistance welding makes use of the heating effect which occurs when an electric current
flows through a resistance. Electrodes are used to squeeze together components to be

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welded. The electrical resistance is greatest where the components are in contact. If a
high current at low voltage is passed between the electrodes and through the plates, heat
is evolved at the interface. Localised melting takes place and a weld is produced.
Pressure on the work-piece is maintained after the current is switched off until cooling
allows re-solidification.

7. Welding Machine Specification


The following Table shows the General Technical Requirements for Energy Efficiency
Welding machines.
No.

Requirement

Mandatory

1
2

Input voltage 230V Single phase;400V three phase


No of phases - one

Desirable

x
x

No of phases - three
x
3

Frequency 50Hz

4
5

Continous rating
Duty cycle 35%

x
x

Duty cycle 60, 100%


6

Open circuit voltage 35 V

Open circuit voltage up to 55 V


x
7
8
9
10
11
12

Operating arc-voltage not more than 30 V


Welding current range: 150-240 A
Switchfuse recommended 80/100 A
Minimum power factor 0.65
Capacitor bank correlated to pf 0.65
Type of cooling:
air cooled and according to IEC standards;

x
x
x
x
x

x
fan cooled and according to IEC standards
x
13

Class of Insulation B

14

Class of Insulation F
Degree of protection:
IP21 for indoor & IP23 for outdoor

x
x
x

Above IP21 & IP23

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x
15

Protection Class 1

Protection Class 2
x
16

Pollution Degree:
Not below pollution degree 3

Pollution Degree 1
x
17
18

19
20
21
22
23
24

Ambient Temperature: 40degC


Relative Humidity:
not above 87%

x
x

Insulation resistance:
Not less than 5 Mega ohms
Components and accessories according to IEC
standards
EMC compatibility according to IEC stds
Energy efficiency label on the name plate
Altitude: Not more than 1000m ABSL
Mechanical mounting and noise level to comply with
IEC stds

x
x
x
x
X
x

ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE


No.
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Requirement
Mandatory
Welding cable min 10m
x
Power supply cable min 10m
x
Electrode holder: IEC stds max 400 A
x
Ground clamps (the quality of spring in the holder
x
should be the same as that of the electrode holder as per
IEC stds)
Cleaning equipment
x
Safety gadgets (helmets, goggles, gloves, screen)
x
according to BS OSHA
Operation, Service and Maintenance manual in English
x
Circuit diagram to be included on the machine and in
x
manual
Warranty period min twelve months
x
Local Dealer
Easy in maintenance
Critical spares (terminals, capacitors)
x

Desirable

x
x

8. Market of the Product


Machines rated 150 and 200 amperes30 volts are for light-shielded metal-arc welding
and for inert-gas arc welding. They are also for general-purpose jobs or shop-work.
Machines rated 200,300, and 400 amperes40 volts are for general welding purposes by
machine or manual application. Machines rated 600 amperes40 volts are for
submerged-arc welding or carbon-arc cutting.

9. Time schedule







Conduct purchaser group meetings


Draft Tender Documents
Hold pre-bidding meetings
Tender documents refinement
Float tenders
Evaluation and Testing of offered products

10. Dissemination of Results


The project findings, material and results will be disseminated to other countries in SubSaharan Africa.

11. Commitment and Discussion


The Purchaser group members are part of the process and support the Aggregated
Procurement Scheme tendering process and the tender. The Purchaser group members are
responsible for the tender document and specification of requirements.
During the discussion,
 It was strongly agreed that there is a need to conduct a market survey to estimate
how big is the market potential for Energy Efficiency Welding Machines and the
information to be included in the tender document.
 According to Public Procurement Act of Tanzania, there should be a fair play
ground for all bidders. Therefore the project is not allowed to send any tender
document to potential bidders.
 The project coordinators should ensure the umbrella organisation i.e. TCCIA and
CTI etc are conversant with the project so as to enable them advice on possible
financing options.
 The source and amount of funds to be spent for purchase of this product have to
be known and the information to be included in the tender document
 It was noted that the problem of arc work welding is that it pollutes environment

12. Work to be done for the next Meeting


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It was agreed that before the next meeting, specifications for energy efficiency motors
have to be refined and also survey for motors to estimate the market potential have to be
conducted.

13. Other Financing Options


It was agreed that during the market survey, it should also be investigated which
financing institutions are operating in the areas earmarked for pilot TreeSpa project
implementation.

14. Next Meeting


It was agreed that this date will be communicated to the participants later.

15. Closing the meeting


The meeting was closed by the chairman at 15:30 hrs.

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