July 2016

Pumps: Cycle pump

By |2017-01-17T11:11:50+02:00July 19th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Bicycle pump in action. Image credit mpora.com

Bicycle pump in action. Image credit mpora.com ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Pumps: Cycle pump
  • They are used to inflate bicycle tires

The internal structure of a cycle pump

The internal structure of a cycle pump […]

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Pumps: Blair pump

By |2017-01-17T11:11:51+02:00July 18th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The blair pump

The blair pump ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Pumps: Blair pump
  • The pumped was first developed in 1976
  • The design was further refined at the Blair Research Laboratory in Harare
  • Various models have been subsequently designed and made
  • Cumulating in the famous Type B bush pump
  • It is popularly known […]

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Pumps: Force pump

By |2017-01-17T11:11:52+02:00July 18th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

A solar force pump. Image credit sunfuel.co.in

A solar force pump. Image credit sunfuel.co.in ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Pumps: Force pump
  • A force pump:
  • Has a cylinder, piston, two valves and a spout (outlet)
  • It makes use of atmospheric pressure to force fluid/water into the pump through valves
  • The […]

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Pumps: Lift pump

By |2018-03-03T10:55:25+02:00July 14th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Pumps: Lift pump

  • It has a cylinder
  • A piston
  • Two valves and
  • a spout
  • They make use of atmospheric pressure which forces fluid (water) into the pump through valves
  • Valves allow fluid to only flow in one direction
  • At any given point there is one valve open and another closed

 


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