A technology more than 200 years old, but still rather unknown, the RAM Pumps. “The RAM Pump is a device which uses energy contained in falling water, to lift a portion of this water to very high elevation” says Auke Idzenga “It pumps 24 hrs a day, continuous, pumping for free, hardly any maintanance”.
The Hydraulic Ram Pump, Hydram, or simply Ram Pump is an automatic pumping device that is capable of pumping water higher than its original source without using electricity or any other power source. It uses just two moving parts, and it is therefore mechanically very simple. This gives it very high reliability, minimal maintenance requirements and a long operation life. The Hydraulic Ram Pump, Hydram, or simply a Ram Pump is a pump that uses the water hammereffect from built up water pressure. Using this pressure that has been created by a water source above the pump, it is able to lift water to an elevation higher than the pump. Using just two moving parts, simple fluid mechanics and the energy within the water the Hydraulic Ram Pump is able to run without electricity or any other power source.
Source: appropedia.orgAdded: 28 July 2015