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The application of Appropriate Technology

Pumps, Wells & Boreholes

Posted on Oct 26, 2011

Information about different types of pumps as well as digging wells and boreholes.

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Pumped Water Systems Links

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?products_id=196– Technical briefs relating to solar water pumping. http://journeytoforever.org/at_waterpump.html – Information regarding hydraulic ram pumps.

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Pump Spreedsheets & Calculations

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

Material to help you do design calculations for water systems with pumps in.

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Solar Pump Calculation Sheet

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

PDF calculation sheet for designing solar pumping systems. Download this sheet as a PDF file (92 kb)

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Pump Calculator Spreadsheet

Posted on Oct 25, 2011

This spreadsheet allows the user to find the pump power requirement (Watts or Brake Horse Power) for various feeder pipe diameters (in) and given a known flow rate (LPS), pipe length (m) and head (m) and then select a suitable pump based upon available pump characteristic data. Microsoft Excel (192KB)

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