Riser Pipes for Mark 2 Handpump : PVC or Steel?
One question a lot of our buyers in Africa ask us when buying our handpumps is this: Are PVC Riser Pipes better or are Galvanized Iron Riser Pipes or some other type the best option? To answer this, let’s take a brief look at some of the Riser Pipes available for Mark 2 Handpump. The GI Riser Pipe shown above is the type used from the very beginning. Each length of 3 meters weights between 7 to 9 Kgs approx While the pipe is sturdy, it is prone to rusting and the couplers used with these type are poorly quality controlled and fail easily. The Landed cost per length of…
Pictures from one of our lots bound for A Western African Nation in December 2018
Importance of Quality Packing for Hand Pumps
I am often asked why SKI pumps are more expensive compared to some other low cost suppliers. One of the reasons is how we pack the pumps. We understand that once we dispatch the pumps, they have to not only undergo a long journey over potentially rough and inclement weather, they will also be transshipped at various places and they will undergo multiple changes of vehicles, loading, unloading , maybe long term storage etc before they are commissioned. That is the the reason we use the sturdiest packing method possible, even though it adds substantially to the cost of the pumps. To put it in concrete terms, the monetary difference…