|Hydraulic Ram Test Rig :
Hydraulic Ram Test Rig
The setup is designed to study the Hydraulic Ram.
Hydraulic Ram is used for pump little
quantity of water to high head from a large quantity of water available
at low head. It works on a principle of water hammer stating that “when
flowing water is suddenly stopped in a long pipe a pressure wave travels
along the pipe creating an effect of water hammer”.
Set up consists of a pipe section fitted
with a pulse valve and non-return valve, a supply reservoir on a stand
which is connected to an overhead tank, an air vessel above the valve
chamber smoothes cyclic fluctuations from the Ram delivery. Different
pressure may be applied to the pulse valve to change the closing
pressure and hence the operating characteristic.
The flow rate of useful and waste water
is measured using measuring tank and stop watch provided. Pressure and
Vacuum gauges are connected on delivery and suction side for the purpose
- To find out discharge of useful water and waste water.
- To find out the efficiency of the Hydraulic ram
- Electric supply
- Provide 230 +/- 10 VAC, 50 Hz, single phase electric supply with proper earthing. (Neutral – Earth voltage less than 5 VAC.),
- 5A, three pin socket with switch for pump.