SX6938 : Hydraulic ram

taken 13 years ago, near to Bolberry, Devon, Great Britain

Hydraulic ram
Hydraulic ram
This device seemingly defies gravity by pumping water from a lower level to a higher one without any power supply or rotating parts. Water from a stream flows down the hill in a pipe. It generates a pressure surge each time its motion is stopped by a valve closing. This compresses air inside the domed cylinder and provides the energy for a smaller volume of water to be driven uphill.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 January, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 696 380 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:13.6553N 3:49.7712W
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