Feeling the increasing cost of electricity for pumping water to your crops?
How does the running cost of your pump rate?
FAQI has been recording a key measure for flower growers throughout Queensland. The measure is kilowatt hours per megalitre per meter head (kWh/ML/m Head). This measures the amount of energy (electricity, petrol, or diesel) to pump one megalitre of water for each meter of head.
This graph shows the results of the Pump Assessments where this measure was calculated.
If you have had a Pumping System Assessment carried out by FAQI at your business you can compare your result with other businesses. A useful benchmark is 5 kWh/ML/m head. Only three pumps measured across Queensland have achieved this. 

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