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Mechanized Wheel and Belt Screens for Farm Irrigation Turnouts

Humpherys, A.S. (1985) Mechanized Wheel and Belt Screens for Farm Irrigation Turnouts. Transaction of the ASAE. 28(6):1933-1939.

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ROTATING wheel and traveling belt trash screens
were developed for farm canal turnouts to prevent
trash and debris from entering farm irrigation systems.
They are driven by electric motors or water-powered
paddle wheels. The screens are particularly useful for
automated irrigation systems. The head loss is small,
and they are not adversely affected when the farm
delivery is terminated by automated downstream valve
closures while canal turnouts remain open. Different
screens, bearings, and bushings were tested for this
application. Hydraulic tests were conducted to determine
head losses with different wheel screens.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0567
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 20:48
Item ID: 449