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Commercial Use For Stirling Engine

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:39 pm
by leonda
Can a Stirling Engine be made that will operate a six to ten inch
turbine pump lifting water 200 to 1000 feet? These wells will pump
600 to 1500 gallons per minute. The heat source would be solar and
the cooling agent would be the water from the well. If this could
be done economically, probably 3000 units could be sold im my area
in the next 10 years. The pumps could be started with an internal
combustion engine and then switch to the Stirling when the water
began to flow. I live in an area that was once a beautiful farming
area until fuel costs became prohibitive.

Response to Commercial Use For Stirling Engine

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:45 am
by shannonkeyannon
Hi Clyde,
I would like to know what size engine you were
using before fuel prices went up. What shaft speed
would the turbine pump be running at? Would this
be 1000' above ground level or to get it up to
ground level? From memory you cannot draw
water more than 10.3m ~33' so the pump would
have to be down the well which would make things
interesting.

Would like to hear more about your application.

Cheers,
Shannon.