| I know very little about hydraulics. This pump has very many
| connectors and also an actuator. I am confused as to what it may
| possibly do. The original cost is over $8,000.00. It looks to be in a
| pretty sharp condition.
| Any ideas? Is it usable in civilian life?
I'll take a stab at it. The actuator engages the pump drive, so that
the pump can be started and run remotely by electrics. That means the gear
box is constantly in motion, not like a drive that can be disconnected, but
more like a turbine engine gearbox. Perhaps this was for a GSE (ground
support equipment) turbine engine? The pump is a two stage pump, with the
first pump being a suction pump and the second stage being a pressure stage.
Most pressure pumps don't suck very well and suction pumps can't pump up
much pressure. The small hose fitting is a drain. I might be wrong because
I can't figure out for sure which fitting does what. There is a low
pressure inlet, which is the large blue hose fitting. The small hose
fitting is a drain, most likely.
Next, I don't think it's a hydraulic pump. I think it's an oil pump for
engine or other machine lubrication. The first stage is the scavenge pump
and the second is the pressure pump. If it were hydraulic the fittings
would be stainless, not aluminum, and the hose fittings would be at least
aluminum AN type fittings.
Usable in civilian life? That's certainly possible. I guess it depends
on what you do, what you need, and how good your imagination is.
I'd see if ebay finds it valuable. Put it in the turbine engine parts
category. If the end use sticker has FAA/PMA on it somewhere, it has