What kind of DC pump will I require to discharge the water at
sufficient pressure and high volume?
I want to start potable water distribution enterprise using 1600 litre water bowsers drawn by 3-wheeler vehicles in unserved communities dispensed via 100 meter long hose to houses, including apartments on upper floors of multi-storey blocks. What kind of DC pump will I require to discharge the water at sufficient pressure and high volume. Will I need to couple the dc pump to a small pressure tank? Give type, ratings of pump and pressure tank, if necessary. The objective is quick discharge to locations at least 100 meter removed
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Answer depends on pumping rate and pressure.
The headloss in the 100m hose will be minimal compared to the headloss from pumping to upperfloors (assuming you use a hose 40mm dia if pumping 50l/min). How many floors are we talking about? 10 floors is approx 30m or 3 bar
The 12v pumps here can used powered off the 3 wheeler's battery/generator. Which one depends on l/min and pressure head listed in specs which only you can answer although for small domestic distribution 50l/min at 50m pressure head or 5 bar will probably be sufficient
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