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Flamingo rope pump

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Flamingo rope pump

Basic Data

Category: Environmental technologies,Renewable energies

URL (first publication): http://www.wot.utwente.nl/publications/flamingo-rope-pump/ptp2011-construction-manual.pdf

Keywords: environmental, hand pump, hydraulic, piston, water, rope, wheel

Organization: WOT University Twente

Project status: Active

Translation status: 1-Without Translation

Technical documentation

Maturity of the project: prototype


Contains PDF-drawings: Yes

Assembly instructions are published: Yes

Bill of materials is published: Yes

Contributing guide is published: No

Mechanical hardware

Contains original mechanical hardware: Yes

CAD Format:


Electronic hardware

Contains original electronic hardware: No







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Other

Contains original software: No




Technology Readyness Level TRL: 2






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Description

The basic parts of a rope pump are the rising main and the rope with the pistons. The rising main is a pipe, usaly made of PVC, that hangs with one end in the ground water and the comes with the other end above the ground. By moving the rope, and therefore the pistons upward, water will be lifted.

To easy the driving of the rope though the pipe a wheel is used and the rope is made endless by knotting both rope ends together.

Key Features

The wheel is made of the side walls from a car tire. By put-ting the two walls together a sharp V-shape is created. This V-shape ensures that the wheel has a good grip on the rope so it won’t slip and thereby prevents excessive tear and wear.

The pump and inlet guide are made completely from PVC. No iron parts are present in the water of the well who otherwise corrode easily.

The frame is based on a simple one pole structure that reduces costs and simplifi es the manufacturing. The bearing for the wheel axle is made out of one piece of pipe. This avoids aligning problems. The bearing has an integraded automatic one directional brake. This will pre-vent that the wheel and handle turn in the opposite direction by the pulling action from the water in the raising main when stopped with pumping.

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