Enhancing Pumping Capacity Through Pressure-Gravitational Forces Combination

Gregorio Z. Gamboa Jr., Ricky T. Osorio, Richard A. Badiola


This study aimed to determine the pumping capacity of ram pump. Secondary data were used in determining the performance of the fabricated ramp pump compared with other brands. Descriptive method was used and hydraulic analysis was conducted. Findings revealed that the computed capacity of the constructed ram pump is 11,404.8 liters per day using the following variables; Fall – 1.8 meters; Rate of Flow or Q – 90 liters/minute; Lift – 18 meters; Efficiency – 0.66 theoretical value. The efficiency of the constructed ram pump is 32.96% and do not fall below compared to the performance of the ten leading ram pumps available in the market. Based on the findings of the study, the constructed ram pump is comparable to the commercially available ram pump in terms of performance and efficiency.


efficiency, hydraulic analysis, pressure-gravitational forces, ramp pump

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