p5                                                     FOREWORD

The Agricultural machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC), in cooperation with concerned agencies of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE), Board of Agricultural engineering of the Professional Regulation Commission (BOAE-PRC), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension (BPRE), Bureau of Product Standards (BPS), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), National Food Authority (NFA), Agricultural Machinery manufacturers and Distributors Association Foundation, Inc. (AMMDA), Philippine rice Research institute (PhilRice), International  Rice  Research Institute (IRRI), Susi Foundation, Cavite State University (CvSU), central Luzon State University (CLSU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and University of the Philippine Los Baños (UPLB), came out with the publication of three volumes of the Philippine Agricultural Engineering Standards, PAES I, PAES II, PAES III and PAES IV in particular, for the year 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, respectively. PAES I consists of thirty five (35) standards on production machinery (15), postharvest machinery (11), engineering materials (6), and agricultural structures (3), PAES II consists of twenty five (25) standards on production machinery (8), engineering materials (7), and agricultural structures (10). PAES III consists of twenty two (22) standards on production machinery (7), engineering materials (7) and agricultural structures (8). PAES IV consists of twenty one (21) standards on production machinery (10) and postharvest machinery (11). The four volumes underwent extensive technical reviews, circulations, and public hearing conducted by NAFC.

In 2005, AMTEC, together with the different cooperating private and government agencies, has come out with the fifth volume of the Philippine Agricultural Engineering Standards (PAES V). PAES V consists of standards on general requirements (3), production machinery (6) and postharvest machinery (8). Similarly, PAES V underwent extensive technical reviews, circulations, and public hearing conducted by NAFC.

The Department of Agriculture has issued administrative orders adopting these standards (PAES I, PAES II, PAES III, PAES IV and PAES V) for agricultural engineering. These Administrative Orders require all offices of DA, including its regional field units, service units, bureaus, attached agencies and corporations to adopt and comply with these standards. Similarly, PSAE and BOAE-PRC have issued Board Resolutions adopting these standards as technical standards for the practice of agricultural engineering. These standards shall be used in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of engineering designs, plans, specifications and performance of agricultural machinery, materials and structures. Agricultural engineers shall affix their seal and signature in the above mentioned documents to signify compliance to these standards.

Legal Bases for Implementation

Section A. Production Machinery      
      
PAES 141:2004 Agricultural Machinery-Weeder-Specification (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for manual, animal-drawnand tractor-drawn weeders for dry and wet fields.

PAES 142:2004 Agricultural Machinery-Weeder-Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specfies the methods of test and inspection for manually-operated,anima-drawn and tractor-drawn weeders for dry and wet fields.

PAES 143:2005 Agricultural Machinery -Rice Drum Seeder- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for construction and performance of a manually-operated rice drum seeder used for wet field.

PAES144:2005 Agricultural Machinery -Rice Drum Seeder- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspections for manually-operated rice drum seeder for wet field.

PAES 145:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Granular fertilizer Applicator- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for construction and performance of a granular fertilizer (2.5 to 3.0 mm in diameter) applicator used for Agricultural purposes.

PAES 146:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Granular Fertilizer Applicator- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test for granular fertilizer applicator. this standards is not applicable to broadcaster.

Section B. Postharvest Machinery

PAES 222:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Chipping Machine-Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for the construction and performance for power-driven and manually-operated chipping machine for root crops and banana.

PAES 224:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Rice Combine -Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for the construction and performance of rice combine.

PAES 226:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Micromill- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the construction and performance requirements for micromill.

PAES 227:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Micromill- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test for micromill.

PAES 228:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Fiber Decorticator- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for construction and performance requirments for decorticator used for fiber plants such as abaca, maguey, pineapple, banana, ramie and sisal.

PAES 229:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Fiber Decorticator- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for fiber decorticator used for fiber plants such as abaca, maguey, pineapple, banana, ramie and sisal.

PAES 230:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Coconut Oil Expeller- Specifications (Download)

This standard specifies the requirements for oil expeller used for extracting oil from copra.

PAES 231:2005 Agricultural Machinery - Coconut Oil Expeller- Methods of Test (Download)

This standard specifies the methods of test and inspection for coconut oil expeller used for extracting oil from copra.