Omani students create water heater and cooler that prevents electrocution

Sohar: The nameer student company of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Sohar was able to devise a water heater and cooler that prevents electrocution, as an alternative to the products available in the local market.

Khalid bin Saud Al Shaqsi told Oman News Agency that the innovation is a cylindrical heater with a maximum heating temperature of 65 degrees Celsius. proper cooling.

He added that one of the specifications of the heater is that it is hollow from the inside to store water, whether to cool it or heat it according to the user’s need, and it is placed in the water cycle as a substitute for the regular heater that is used only in the winter, hence the idea of ​​​​innovation to use it also in the summer to cool water due to the high Temperature in the Sultanate of Oman.

He explained that the upgraded water heater includes a system that prevents electrocution, as it was designed to prevent them from occurring by placing programmed sensors that cut off the electric current when water is used.

He pointed out that there is a future plan to develop this innovation represented in dispensing with the use of electricity, and connecting the heater with solar cells to heat and cool the water, so that it works with clean energy, without the need for electricity.

He stated that innovation faced many challenges, the most important of which is the lack of all parts, the lack of a workshop, in addition to the fact that the company is emerging, and we also faced difficulty in providing capital and the lack of support for this project.

He indicated that the most important step in this project is the precision manufacturing in specialized workshops, the provision of all parts of the product, and then the start of its manufacture, up to the insulating material that separates the internal and external structure. He stressed that the company is currently working on marketing the product through the available channels and participating in various scientific and technological competitions, pointing out that the development of the culture of innovation should be further through creating a link between innovators and investors.

He said that there are many procedures that the company is currently taking, including patent work for innovation and obtaining intellectual property by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion. He stated that the field of innovation is a wide and varied field, and the competition in it is great, and it requires patience and advanced innovative ideas that meet the needs of the market, with the importance of startup owners benefiting from successful experiences and specialists to guide them properly and then work on the idea of ​​​​innovation in all its aspects. Nameer’s student team consists of Manal bint Salem Al-Na’abiya, Khalid bin Saud Al-Shaqsi, Qusay bin Muhammad Al-Ma’awali, Anas bin Khalaf Al-Na’abi, Dania Kafayat, Safaa bint Salem Al-Sa’idiyah, Al-Yaqin bint Saif Al-Sa’idiyah, Muhammad bin Mubarak Al-Mahrouqi, and Abdullah bin Adel Al-Shiadi.

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