Ram pump

The ram pump or hydraulic rams, are types of hydraulic pumps that work from the energy obtained from a tank at a certain level.

As a main drawback we can claim that suffer some loss of water while operating on water hammer.

However its strong point, in addition to its ease, is that they work without electricity, so that they can be used in remote and inaccessible places, which otherwise could not pump water to a certain height.

In the following images obtained in the wikipedia, you can see the assembly and operation diagram of a ram pump

how a ram pump works
how a hydraulic ram works

Take a look at the types of hydraulic ram

Monographic work on the ram pump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkzRmFj7Ils

Javier Ram Pump (UTESA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF3Q754tHv8

Informative video on the hydraulic ram

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrVDdxjiT5s

A presentation that you should not miss if you are interested in entering this world or if you want to build a ram pump

 Hydraulic Ram Pumps, In Spanish

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We continue to look for interesting resources and information that allow us to make a homemade ram pump to use in any situation.

11 comments on «Ram pump»

  1. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE DISCHARGE VALVE IS A LITTLE HIGHER THAN THE OTHER THREE VALVES OR THEY ALL HAVE TO GO THE SAME THANKS MY QUESTION IS WHY I'M BUILDING A 4 ARM PUMP

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    • I buy a 4 and 5-inch ram pump to raise 300 meters in height since I have the corresponding fall I need it to irrigate agricultural land in Arequipa Peru I want to communicate urgently

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  2. I need to build a ram pump to lift to a height of 70 meters, please send specifications to build it, thank you very much in advance.

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  3. I would be interested in building a 4 ″ ram pump that raises the water to 50 meters, could you provide me with some drawings to make it.

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  4. He needed to build an arite pump to send water from a pipe 200 meters high and move it 500 meters away, please help. Thanks.

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  5. It is possible to make a PVC ram that allows me to raise the water to a height of up to 120 meters, the question I put it to you because on a family's farm, the water intake would be located 75 meters upstream and with a difference of height 10 meters from where the ram pump could be located. In the same way, the place where you want to take the water is 250 meters away and at a height difference of 110 meters.

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  6. The ram pump to build is not working. The first sheck valve does not close only the water overflows, because this is happening, can someone help me please.

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