Case Study -Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

Case Study -Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

The first step in the assessment process was to determine the efficiency of the pump. This was  achieved by conducting a pump assessment where operating pressure, flow rates and electricity consumption were measured. During this assessment, recirculation cavitation noise was  apparent, and from the … Continued
A Case study in Cavitation

A Case study in Cavitation

During the design and assessment of pumping systems, one of the factors that must be taken into account is the effect of cavitation on pump efficiency. Cavitation is a phenomenon where, under certain conditions, vacuum bubbles are created within the pump, leading to increased pump … Continued
FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system Part 1

FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system Part 1

Kely messages: • All good irrigation design starts at the end. • First, calculate the maximum amount of water that needs to be applied. • Then, decide on the time period within which the water needs to be applied. • Make allowances … Continued
FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system. Part 2

FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system. Part 2

Key messages: • After determining the flow rate required to meet crop water use, the next step is selecting the emitter. • A hydraulic analysis helps in determining the size of pipes required for sufficient pressure. • The speed that water flows … Continued