Hydraulic ram (HYDRAM) pump is a simple, motorless device for pumping water at low flow rates. It uses the energy of flowing water to lift water from a stream, or spring to an elevated storage tank or to a discharge point. It is suitable for use where small quantities of water are required and power supplies are limited, such as for household, garden, Irrigation or livestock water supply. A hydraulic ram pump is useful where the water source flows constantly and the usable fall from the water source to the pump location is at least 4.5 feet.

The normal operating ranges of the pumps are:

  • Drive head range = 1.5 - 30m
  • Drive flow range = 60 - 120 ltrs/min
  • Delivery head range = 6 - 100m
  • Typical delivery range = 2 - s20 ltrs/min
  • It lifts 10% of the flowing water 10 times the original head

Implementation strategy

DESI Technology Solutions facilitates technically to the community based organizations on the following aspects;

  • Orientation on site identification
  • Orientation on civil structure requirements
  • Field monitoring
  • Installation procedures
  • Operational training to the local operator/community