Updated: Aug 12, 2019
In order to perform the first field study of a Hydraulic Ram pump with high pressure capture, we have started designing and building our own rugged sensors. Using a high-speed digital oscilloscope, the project has designed and built a mobile workstation that will we hope enable us to capture all the data that we need.
The experimental test rig that enables us to mount a variety of sensors at key points to gain a full picture of the inner workings of a Hydraulic Ram Pump.
Finally as the crucial pressure sensors selected have a ½” BSP connection we have started building and testing our own low cost ½” BSP paddle wheel flow meters. These flow meters have (with the guidance and supervision of the technical staff at Durham University) been built using 3D printing and off-the-shelf parts to deliver a unit cost and size that we hope will make this work possible.