Vergnet-Hydro 60-2000 Pump
The Vergnet-Hydro 60-2000 is a foot operated water pump designed for heavy-duty use in a community of ~300 people. The pump is intended to provide better access to drinking water and improve the living conditions of over 1.6 billion people in the world who are living in rural and semi-urban areas in least developed and middle income countries.
India; Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Libera, Cóte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola, Madagascar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan
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Communities with no piped water connections; small towns with less than 15,000 inhabitants. Rural and semi-urban areas in least developed and middle income countries. Historically, Vergnet targeted French-speaking countries, but is now expanding into English and Portuguese speaking countries in Western and Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, the Carribean, and Latin America.
Mass manufactured by Vergnet Hydro. Not intended for local manufacturing. Some smaller replacement parts can be manufactured locally.
The HPV60 can be purchased directly from Vergnet Hydro, though most are sponsored through donor-funded projects with large-scale NGOs, such as UNICEF. Pump price includes shipping, installation, and technical support/service network.
> 100,000 pumps as of 2016.
The HPV60-2000 is a foot operated water pump in which the displacement of the piston located at ground level and is hydraulically transmitted to a rubber diaphragm down in a stainless steel cylinder. The expansion and the contraction of the diaphragm deliver the water to the surface. The top cylinder is connected to the pumping element on the bottom, via a flexible hose. The maximum operating depth for the HPV60-2000 is 60 meters (dynamic level).
Design specifications follow (comprehensive list available here):
Minimum well diameter:
• For 1 pump: 4″
• For 2 pumps: 6″
• Fountain weight: 13 kg
Pump body (stainless steel):
• Overall length: 1250 mm
• Outer diameter: 94 mm
• Weight: 10 kg
Fountain command cylinder (stainless steel), Command rod (stainless steel, driven by the pedal)
• Natural length: 760 mm
• Very severe quality control testing enables a 3 year guarantee and a 15 year working life expectancy
Pipes: High-density polyethylene, Valves: Membrane and ball valves (synthetic materials), Strainer: The HPV 60-2000 body is delivered with a fine-mesh stainless steel strainer.
Maintenance service provided by trained local partners in 35+ countries (over 3,000 trained local technicians).. Additionally, Vergnet Hydro claims that the HPV 60-2000 pump totally satisfies VLOM (Village Level Operation and Maintenance) criteria.
Components available directly from the Vergnet Hydro distributors. All wearing parts are at ground level and accessible for replacement using a single tool delivered with the pump. Its technology enables the pump to feed a raised water tower.
100% corrosion-free. Bladder comes with a 3 year guarantee and a 15 year working life expectancy
Pump lift rates specified by the manufacturer have been vetted by Bureau Veritas – an independent company
Bureau Veritas – an independent company conducted testing of the HPV60-2000 on 09/05/1994. Reference certification no.BV-OLN 494018/001
Water Quality is improved with addition of a filter and Chlorination with Dosatron
Thierry Barbotte. Feedback on the operation of small town water supply systems in Burkina Faso. Vergnet-Hydro. [Internet] 2011 [cited 2015 May 14].
Endorsed by Angola, Benin, Madagascar; Regulation in: Ghana, Guinea.
*Endorsement means that the government published a list of pumps that the national government endorses. Regulation is a more formal standard, published through national law or standards.
Laboratory testing and field trials.
The pump requires a considerable effort to operate. Although full body weight can be applied to the pedal, children and small users find it sometimes hard to operate the pump.
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