News | August 21, 2006

Russian Researcher Produces Pump That Uses 80% Less Power

Hokksund, Norway — The pumping of liquids (e.g. oil and fresh water) is probably the most critical process underlying the prosperity of our civilisation. According to Hydraulic Institute, pumps consume nearly 20% of the world's electrical energy supply .

Modern pumps are based on ancient concepts. The first to PUSH liquids was the screw pump of Archimedes, more than 2,000 years ago. In 1594 came Galileo's piston pump, which worked on the PULL concept. Crucial as pumps are to our way of life, they consume a lot of electric power and have many limitations.

But pumping technology is about to undergo revolutionary change for the first time in centuries.

Russian researcher Magomet Sagov and his team at Clavis Impulse Technology in Hokksund, Norway, have produced a radically new type of pump that uses 80% less power than conventional pumps and can pump liquids in conditions where conventional pumps fail.

The model for this new method of pumping is the human heart itself -- nature's finest mechanism. Working in step with the laws of nature, the new Clavis Impulse Generator simplifies primary exploitation of oil and fresh water while reducing the cost of other industrial applications where pumps are involved. The benefit for many industries will be enormous.

Description of the problem:
Since Galileo's day, it has been known that a surface pump is incapable of "lifting" or "pulling" water from a reservoir more than 10 metres down. In practice, the limitation is more like 6-7 metres. If a reservoir of water or oil is more than 7 metres deep the pump must be installed at the bottom of the well, a requirement that entails technological challenges as well as much higher costs and energy consumption.

Alternative solution:
During a recent demonstration, the Clavis Impulse Generator was installed 45 metres above a water reservoir and yet it successfully pumped water upwards. Galileo's 400-year-old distance record was beaten by 450%! A pump of this kind has no "suction lift limit" and can be installed on the surface in all cases, no matter how deep the well.

With the Clavis Impulse Generator, gravitation is no longer the limiting force, as it was for Galileo's pump and still is for conventional modern pumps that sit at the bottom of wells and PULL liquid upwards.

This new technology will be presented at the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) exhibition in Stavanger, Norway, which will take place between 22 and 25 August.

You are welcome to visit Clavis Impulse Technology's stand at ONS (F 680 at Innovation Park) or attend the company's press conference, which will take place on 23 August at 15:00-15:30 in the press conference room.

SOURCE: Clavis Impulse Technology