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I. Principle
I.1. Theory
I.1.1. Energy
I.1.2. Water hammer effect
I.2. Application for the Hydraulic Ram Pump
II. Components and their functions of the system
II.1. The Hydraulic Ram Pump System
II.1.1. Objectives
II.1.2. Description
II.2. Header tank
II.2.1. Objectives
II.2.2. Description
II.2.3. Example
Figure 5.a: Header tank for 6 pumps from AID Foundation
Figure 5.b: Header tank for 2 pumps from AID Foundation
II.3. Drive pipe
II.3.1. Objectives
II.3.2. Description
II.4. Pump basement
II.4.1. Functions
II.4.2. Description
II.4.3. Example
II.5. Delivery pipe
II.5.1. Description
III. The pump
III.1. General description
Figure 11: Hydraulic Ram Pump from ACF design
III.2. Description of components
III.2.1. The pump body
III.2.2. Impulse valve
III.2.3. Delivery valve
III.2.4. Air vessel
III.2.5. Snifter valve
IV. Application on site
IV.1. Project management of a Hydraulic Ram Pump project
IV.2. Survey a potential site
IV.2.1. Calculation of the delivery flow
IV.2.2. Constraints
IV.3. Installation
Figure 20: Aligning header tank and pump basement
IV.4. Starting the Hydraulic Ram Pump System
V.1.3. Equipment and tools
V.2. Steps to follow for local manufacture
V.2.1. Flanges, reducer, top of the air chamber and plates
V.2.2. Pump body
V.2.3. Snifter valve
V.2.4. Delivery valve
V.2.5. Impulse valve
V.2.6. Air chamber
V.2.7. Finishing
System design procedure from DTU
Common problems and maintenance from DTU
Cost analysis in NTT for a ACF Hydraulic Ram Pump 2”
Cost of a project from AID Foundation
Technical drawings of ACF Hydraulic Ram Pump 2” design
The ACF Hydraulic Ram Pump 2”
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