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Abstract: Reciprocating piston well pumps have been used for centuries for raising water. Their design makes them inherently inefficient although until now we had assumed them to be very high efficiency devices. The main reason for this problem is the seal design. This paper studies the internal forces and losses within a piston well pump.

To cite this article: Dunn, I and Howard, B. Efficiency of a Reciprocating Well Pump [online]. In: Conference on Agricultural Engineering (1986 : Adelaide, S. Aust.). Conference on Agricultural Engineering 1986: Preprints of Papers. Barton, ACT: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1986: 70-72. National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia); no. 86/9. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=659215297357023;res=IELENG> ISBN: 0858253100. [cited 21 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Dunn, I; Howard, B; Source: In: Conference on Agricultural Engineering (1986 : Adelaide, S. Aust.). Conference on Agricultural Engineering 1986: Preprints of Papers. Barton, ACT: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1986: 70-72. DOI: Document Type: Conference Paper, Research ISBN: 0858253100 Subject: Irrigation farming; Sealing (Technology); Pumping machinery--Testing; Series: National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia); no. 86/9 Affiliation: (1) Colgate-Palmolive, Sydney
(2) The University of Wollongong

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