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Automated Air-Powered Irrigation Butterfly Valves

Humpherys, Allan S. (1983) Automated Air-Powered Irrigation Butterfly Valves. Transaction of the ASAE. 26(4):1135-1139.

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PNEUMATIC operators were used to automate low
pressure irrigation butterfly valves. Criteria are
presented for selecting components for this application.
Pilot valves for the automated valve units are battery-powered
and momentarily energized using the electrical
discharge from capacitors. Both mechanical and
electronic timers were used to control the irrigation
valves. Other components in the valve package are
described. Butterfly valves in both single and tee
configurations were field tested.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0515
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 23:31
Item ID: 407