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Well-pump alignment system

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
October 20, 1998
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An improved well-pump for geothermal wells, an alignment system for a well-pump, and to a method for aligning a rotor and stator within a well-pump, wherein the well-pump has a whistle assembly formed at a bottom portion thereof, such that variations in the frequency of the whistle, indicating misalignment, may be monitored during pumping.
Drumheller; Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Allbuquerque, NM)
08/ 717,588
September 25, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.