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Fluidyne Pumps

03/25/2009 11:57 PM

I have seen information and sample 'toy' versions running in labs on the net, but does anyone have reasonable calculations to make a Fluidyne Pump that can do some reasonable work (large enough to pump say 50 gallons an hour with a 10' head of water,for example)?

Samples, spreadsheets, RTFM with nice links to the Fine Manual, etc. would all be helpful!

TIA. JC

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Re: Fluidyne Pumps

03/27/2009 2:32 PM

You may have better luck if you use Stirling engine as your search string. In fact several proponents and hobby makers of Stirling pumps frequent this forum. Stirlingman is one that comes to mind. There is one guy out west that offers plans to make a Stirling engine pump or generator. Sorry, I lost the link when virus destroyed my computer.

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Re: Fluidyne Pumps

04/19/2009 12:00 PM

did you find what you were looking for as I would like to build just that.

a solar pump that will move that much water and more.

dwebster@lastmilesolutions.ca

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Re: Fluidyne Pumps

04/19/2009 3:22 PM

The only folks I know of that are doing anything 'real' with them are the folks at DeSoto Solar.

Friendly folks, and most of what I know is from their web site.

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Re: Fluidyne Pumps

04/19/2009 4:39 PM

I have talked with them

I am looking at using a Solar Fluidyne to pump water to a resivour

then using the water in a palidin turbine when needed

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Re: Fluidyne Pumps

04/19/2009 6:41 PM

Growbiz-abco (dot com) has plans for $30. using galvanized and copper pipe. Have not purchased; it looks like it is based on fluidyne tech. Ken

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Re: Fluidyne Pumps

09/20/2009 1:30 AM

Search on this: "simple solar stirling water pump" you will find my new inovation a stirling engine how is similar with the fluidyne stirling but this one is simple to scale up to a large pump and this stirling engine water pump also follow close the ideal carnot profile. Search on this: "simple solar stirling water pump" to see the first real pump. Search on this: "simple solar stirling water pump working principle and dimensions" to see the working principle of this inovation.

Olle Welin

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