Monday, December 19, 2011

New water pump runs on gravity

Source: The National, Friday 16th December 2011
By GABRIEL LAHOC
A NEW water pump which is po­wered by water and gravity is predicted to improve the lifestyle of Papua New Guineans and business operations in the country.
Lae based distributor LifeEasy Tru is selling and distributing the internationally recognised and award-winning pump which, is already being used by certain companies, including Ramu NiCo.
There had been increasing inte­rests from business houses for their industrial use, as well as from the individuals for household use, the company said.
With help from gravity, water dropping from a height of half-a-meter automatically powers the pump’s diaphragm piston, enabling it to pump water non-stop without attention and cost.
LifeEasy Tru managing director Roy Bird described this innovation as “best-suited for the rural and remote settings in the country”.
The Australian-designed pump had no mechanical noises, required minimum maintenance and could withstand heavy flooding with an output rate of up to three litres of water in a minute.
As well as this, it can pump to a height of 200m and can be gravity-fed as far as 5km.
Currently offered at K15,500, the water-powered pump built from cast iron and stainless steel is versatile and is easy to set up even in rough terrain because of the flexibility of tubes and pipes used at different angles.
“This is the type of pump that should be used throughout PNG,” Bird said.
Bird, who is based at Voco Point in Lae, is also offering a special offer to dealers of its solar lighting products until next month

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