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close this bookA Training Manual in Conducting a Workshop in the Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Repair of Hydrams (Peace Corps, 1981, 216 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsSession 3: Water measurement techniques (3 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 4: Measuring heads and distance (2-4 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 5: Review exercise #1 (2 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 6: Hydram theory (2-3 hour)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 7: Basic plumbing tools and materials (1-1½ hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 8: Hydram construction - Pipefitting (4 - 6 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 9: Hydram design theory and parameters (2 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 10: Hydram construction - concrete (18 hours over a 7 day period)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 11: Hydram component design criteria (1-1½ hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 12: Hydram selection (1½ - 3 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 13: Inter-relationships within the hydram (11-15 hours)
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Open this folder and view contentsSession 16: Use of multiple rams (1½ hours)
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View the documentSession 19: Project planning (2-4 hours)
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References

Hydram Manufacturers

Rife Hydraulic Engine Manufacturing Company, 123 Main Street Andover, New Jersey 07621 USA

John Blake, Ltd., PO Box 43, Royal Works Acdrington, Lancashire BB5 5LP England

The Skookum Company, Inc., 14041 NE Sandy Blvd. PO Box 20216, Portland, Oregon 97220 USA

Balaju Yantra Shala (P.) LTD.
Balaju, Kathmandu, Nepal

Southern Cross, Australia

Publications

A Hydraulic Ram for Village Use, by Ersal W. Kindel, 11 pp. VITA

Village Technology Handbook, 370 pp. VITA

A Manual on the Hydraulic Ram for Pumping Water, by S.B. Watt, Intermediate Technology 44 pp.

The Automatic Hydraulic Ram. Its Theory and Design, by J. Krol, 12 pp., American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Building a Hydraulic Ram, By Don Marier, 6 pp.

Appropriate Technology Source Book, Volumes I and II, by Ken Darrow, Kent Keller, Rick Pam, Volunteers in Asia Publication

"Hydraulic Ram Forces Water to Pump Itself," Popular Science, October, 1948, pp. 231-233.

"We built our own Hydraulic Ram Pump," by Bill and Kathy Hyslop, 8 pp., Rodale Press.

"Mother's Hydraulic Ram Pump," Mother Earth News, May-June 1979,

Other Sources of Information

Information Collection Exchange, Peace Corps, Washington, D. C.

ITDG's publication on Ferro-cement,

Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand