Efforts to modernize Philippine agriculture need the support of the agricultural ngineering profession. With fast face of development in various fields of science and technology, agricultural engineers have to ride these waves of changes in order to be relevant and effective agents in the drive to modernize our country’s agriculture.
Modernization and development requi re standards. Standards provide the specific pathways by which individ uals, groups or institutions can more effecti vely and efficiently deliver services. accomplish tasks, and fabricate, test and operate tools and equipment. For these reasons, standardization is an important i nitiati ve that Filipi no agricultural engineers are continuously pursuing.
This volume of Philippine Agricultural Engineering Standard (PAES) contains the results of another concerted and united effort in advancing the agricultural engineering profession with the ultimate goal of improving its service to the country .
During the two-year period from :Vlay 2009 to April 201 1, the Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC) implemented the project entitled “Development of Standard s for Agricultural Production and Postharvest Machinery”. With the funding support from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Delopment (PCARRD), the project was able to develop standard specifications and methods of tests for selected machines for production and postharvest operations of agricultural commodi ties. The selection of the machines was based on the commodities identified by PCARRD-DOST and the program of the Department of Agriculture .
The standards contained in this volu me were developed through the efforts and cooperation of various ind ividuals and institutions, public and private. These include various agencies and units of the Department of Agriculture such as Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC), National Food Authority (NFA), Philippine Center for Postharvcst Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). Fiber Development A uthority (FIDA); the Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) of the Depattment of Science and Technology (DOST); the educational institutions such as the University of the Philippines Los Banos, Cavite State University; Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers P AE); and , the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (AMMDA), Inc..
The Bureau of Prod uct Standards (BPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) had approYed these standards as Philippine National Standards (PNS) such that these are now included in the Philippine National Standards Catalogue. All of these developed Standards were also submitted to the Department of Agriculture and to the Professional Rgulation Commission for adoption as PAES Volume VIII (Part 1 and Part 2).
We understand that standard ization is a continuing process and i t will not end with this volume. We do this because we know that standards provide a clear and safe pathway to the present. They are also a bridge to the future. As we forge to improve our present , we prepare for a better future.
Legal Bases for Implementation
PAES 147:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Field Cultivator-Specifications
PAES 148:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Field Cultivator-Methods of Test
PAES 149:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Subsoiler-Specifications
PAES 150:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Subsoiler-Methods of Test
PAES 151:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Mechanical Rice Transplanter-Specifications
PAES 152:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Mechanical Rice Transplanter-Methods of Test
PAES 153:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Hand Pump-Specifications
PAES 154:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Hand Pump-Methods of Test
PAES 155:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Mist Blower-Specifications
PAES 156:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Mist Blower-Methods of Test
PAES 157:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Power Sprayer for Mango-Specifications
PAES 158:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Power Sprayer for Mango-Methods of Test
PAES 159:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Sugarcane Planter-Specifications
PAES 160:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Sugarcane Planter-Methods of Test
PAES 161:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Soil Auger-Specifications
PAES 162:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Soil Auger-Methods of Test
PAES 163:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Spring -tooth Harrow-Specifications
PAES 164:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Spring -tooth Harrow-Methods of Test
PAES 165:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Granule Applicator-Specifications
PAES 166:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Granule Applicator-Methods of Test
PAES 240:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Fans and Blowers-Specifications
PAES 241:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Fans and Blowers-Methods of Test
PAES 242:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Biomass furnace-Specifications
PAES 243:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Biomass Furnace-Methods of Test
PAES 244:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Biomass Shredder-Specifications
PAES 245:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Biomass Shredder-Methods of Test
PAES 246:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Dehusked Corn Dryer-Specifications
PAES 247:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Dehusked Corn Dryer-Methods of Test
PAES 248:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Fruit Dryer-Specifications
PAES 249:2010 – Agricultural Machinery-Fruit Dryer-Methods of Test
PAES 250:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Coconut Coir Decorticator-Specifications
PAES 251:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Coconut Coir Decorticator-Methods of Test
PAES 252:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Coffee Pulper-Specifications
PAES 253:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Coffee Pulper-Methods of Test
PAES 254:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Abaca Stripper-Specifications
PAES 255:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Abaca Stripper-Methods of Test
PAES 256:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Corn Picker-Specifications
PAES 257:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Corn Picker-Methods of Test
PAES 258:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Feed Mixer-Specifications
PAES 259:2011 – Agricultural Machinery-Feed Mixer-Methods of Test