IT and Business Architecture/Hybrid Electric Water Pumps.


QUESTION: Dear Royden

Are there Hybrid Electric water pumps which operate on both AC and DC power?.

Will we require both AC and DC motor integrated in the Hybrid Electric water pump?.


ANSWER: Most pumps work on either or. The difference is whether the actuator is based on a solenoid to drive the pump or a circular suction value.  Each requires a different power source. However putting an inverter inline would allow either model to work on either source so long as there is sufficient amperage to drive the engine.

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QUESTION: Dear Royden


1 Is it technically feasible to design and construct a Hybrid Electric Water pump which can work on both AC and DC source of input power?.

2 Do you feel these Hybrid Electronic Water pump product has advantages and good market?.


Where these have advantage are in areas where continuous access to water is required but highly unsustainable power is available.  Place with high levels of outages and such would benefit from such a device. The actual switching technology would not be on the pump but on the battery,  The pump would for all intense purposes be a DC based device.  It is just the power source would allow for trickle charging of a battery or heavy draw through with a inverter in the event power was available and the demand from the pump was high.  Other wise it would continue to trickle charge the battery which would be the main source to power the pump.

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Royden Akerley


Any architectural question relating to the business change, requirements, and solution design activities as a part of the business/IT development process. I can discuss SOA, and traditional development, design patterns, architectural paradigms, and professional accreditation (or associations).


1974 began as a system operator in SHL Atlantic. 1978 worked as developer and data base anlyst. 1986 became a software designer. 1989 became an enterprise level Technical Director and Architect for Blue Chip company. Ardent adherent to the ISO and CMM standards for process standardization and improvement since 1988 Concentrated on the design or re-engineering of large complex applications since 1989 (majority of projects were over $10M USD and 2 were over $100M USD) High-performance strategist focusing on optimizing efficiency and creating competitive advantage Respected professional, repeatedly recruited to build start-up IT infrastructures that bolster profitable growth, manage quality development/delivery activities, turnaround poorly performing programs, and architect solutions to maximize ROI. Thought leader and industry recognized expert in Service Oriented Architect, lecturing and consulting to industry and government globally. Contributes regularly and participates as speaker in 2-3 conferences a year around the globe. Led the architecture and integration of hardware, firmware and software relating to large-scale intranets and data inter/exchange using everything from EDI through FTP to XML for financial institutions, telecommunications firms and governments Exceptional communicator, who combines solid business and technical acumen while building consensus and creates synergy among diverse groups. Experience with Banking, Logistics, Telecommunications, Government Currently one of 5 Enterprise Architects for the worlds largest logistics and express company.

International Association of System Architects | Canadian Information Processing Society | World Wide Institute of Software Architects | Open group - Architecture Forum | Data Processing Management Association | International Programmers Guild

B Comm - Major: Data Processing Management, Minor: Accounting | Certificate - Scientific Computer Programming | M Sc - Information Science | DCS - Thesis - "Business Alignment, Change and IT Requirements Management"

Awards and Honors
CIPPA Award (1992, 2005) SIAAA Award (2008)

Past/Present Clients
Aliant Communications | Atlantic Kidney Transplant Clinic | BC Workers Compensation Board | Brascan Power | CARIS | Corkette McConnell | DFA Philippines | DHL Express | DHL Global Forwarding | DHL SPL Asia | ESA | Globe Telecom | GTE | Hong Kong Government | LRA Philippines | LTO Philippines | Malaysia Government | Ministerio de la Salud Pública – Chile | NB Tel | NSO Philippines | PCI – Equitable Bank | PharmaCare | Phil Health | Rural Health Administration – Uganda | Smart Communications | World Health Organization

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