A Hydraulic Ram Pump (Hydram) is an automatic pumping device which uses the pressure from the fall of water in-order to lift the water to a greater height. It does not require any of the conventional energy sources such as electricity or fossil fuel for its operation. With the cooperation of BORDA, LEDeG has implemented 63 hydraulic ram pump projects in Ladakh from 1993 till date.
What is Hydraulic Ram Pump?
A Hydraulic Ram Pump, popularly known as a Hydram, is an automatic pumping device to lift the water to greater heights mainly to irrigate agriculture lands or for drinking purpose.
How it works
The Hydraulic Ram pumps with the energy from high velocity water which is suddenly blocked by a valve (the ball). This blocking causes an impulse which presses the water up in a second champer.
Hydraulic Ram Animation Step by step
The cycle duration is between 1 and 2 seconds.
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