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News

The NIFTE and DAHR

January, 2015

The NIFTE and DAHR are coupled for the first time, and proven capable of raising water over 10m and providing a further 14m of surface head in our test well near Tiverton, Devon, U.K.


The NIFTE and SAHR

November, 2014

The NIFTE and SAHR are coupled for the first time, and proven capable of raising water over 12m using low-pressure steam as a working fluid, in a stairwell in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.


The key power module and the flow-separator module

October, 2014

The key power module and the flow-separator module of Thermofluidics’ large-volume valved pumping engine are couples and working together at our U.K. test site in Devon.


The NIFTE and DAHR

October, 2014

The NIFTE and DAHR are coupled for the first time, and proven capable of raising water over 12m using low-pressure steam as a working fluid, in our U.K. test well in Devon


The Single ‘Acting Hydraulic Ram (SAHR) pump’

September, 2014

Thermofluidics announces the Single ‘Acting Hydraulic Ram (SAHR) pump’ a modified version of the DAHR for lift-only applications and narrow boreholes.


Improved 30W NIFTE output

July, 2014

Thermofluidics demonstrates improved 30W NIFTE output with a solar heat source at our test site in Southern France.


Components of our large volume valved pumping engine are assembled into a single ‘power module’

February, 2014

The cylinder head, power cylinder and driver hardware and software components of our large volume valved pumping engine are assembled into a single ‘power module’ and successfully tested in Cambridge, U.K


Condenser tests for our valved solar-powered pumping engine

November, 2013

Condenser tests are successfully completed for our valved solar-powered pumping engine.


Production of solenoid valve diaphragms with trade partner Nymet

November, 2013

Thermofluidics commissions production of solenoid valve diaphragms with trade partner Nymet (South Australia) for our valved solar-powered pumping engine.


Thermofluidics’ double-concentric NIFTE delivers 1920L/h at 8m head

November, 2013

Thermofluidics’ double-concentric NIFTE delivers 1920L/h at 8m head (equivalent to 42W of hydraulic power after losses and approximately 50W brake power) with 2700W of heat at 80ºC. This is almost twice our interim-deliverable for January 2014 for our Wellcome Trust Translation Award.


Thermofluidics’ single-concentric NIFTE delivers 810L/h at 7m head

October, 2013

Thermofluidics’ single-concentric NIFTE delivers 810L/h at 7m head (equivalent to 15.5W hydraulic power after losses and approximately 21W brake power) with around 1000W of heat input at 90ºC.


Thermofluidics’ high-head ‘modified-concentric’ NIFTE prototype is completed

October, 2013

Announcing the Single-Acting Hydraulic Ram (SAHR) pump

October, 2013

Thermofluidics announces the Single-Acting Hydraulic Ram (SAHR) pump – a derivative of the DAHR pump optimised for deep-well water lifting where little or no additional surface pressure is required.


Successful implementation of a ‘nifting valve’ into Thermofluidics DAHR technology

September, 2013

Thermofluidics announces the successful implementation of a ‘nifting valve’ into its DAHR technology, providing a complete long-term solution to deep well water lifting with low pressure oscillating power sources without sliding seals.


DAHR with 80% efficiency at up to 70W hydraulic power output

August, 2013

Thermofluidics successfully demonstrates a DAHR with 80% efficiency at up to 70W hydraulic power output, proving the technology’s potential as a deep-lift add-on for a human-powered treadle pump.


Thermofluidics finishes riverbank survey

August, 2013

Thermofluidics finishes riverbank survey and delivers a complete design draft of a 4L/s valved solar-powered pumping engine prototype.


Terry Horsnell joins Thermofluidics

June, 2013

Terry Horsnell joins the Thermofluidics team as an electrical and software engineer.


Project to develop and install a valved solar-powered pumping engine prototype

May, 2013

Thermofluidics begins the second phase of a two-phase project to develop and install a valved solar-powered pumping engine prototype for topping load river drainage in collaboration with the U.K. Environment Agency.


Bart Stockman joins the Thermofluidics team

January, 2013

Bart Stockman joins the Thermofluidics team as a full-time site engineer. Bart now runs our U.K. based field trials full time.


Contract with The Wellcome Trust

October, 2012

Thermofluidics announces a contract with The Wellcome Trust to develop an innovative, low cost irrigation pump to improve the health of smallholders in the developing world – press release here.


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