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Design and Construction of a Hydraulic Ram Pump

Author(s): Shuaibu Ndache MOHAMMED

Journal: Leonardo Electronic Journal of Practices and Technologies
ISSN 1583-1078

Volume: 6;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Hydram | Pump | Volume Flow Rate | Power | Efficiency | Impulse Valve | Delivery Valve

The Design and Fabrication of a Hydraulic Ram Pump (Hydram) is undertaken. It is meant to lift water from a depth of 2m below the surface with no other external energy source required. Based on the design the volume flow rate in the derived pipe was 4.5238 × 10-5 m3/s (2.7 l/min), Power was 1.273 kW which results in an efficiency of 57.3%. The overall cost of fabrication of this hydram shows that the pump is relatively cheaper than the existing pumps.