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Pistonless pump - news at eleven

Published by spacecowboy on Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:49 pm
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Steve Harrington of Flometrics demonstrated the company’s pistonless pump in a local TV news report.

The local TV news came over last week and we set up the pump with liquid nitrogen at 400 psi and 12 GPM and demonstrated it for them… As usual with TV news they tend to simplify things, but at least I got the message across that the pump will make rocket vehicles safer and more affordable. The pump worked great for the camera, but we scared them a bit when one of the regulators stuck open and vented through the relief valve. Doug and Bruce replaced it in about 4 minutes, and we continued with the test.

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