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An Automated Single-Pipe Irrigation System

Humpherys, A.S. (1986) An Automated Single-Pipe Irrigation System. Transaction of the ASAE. 29(1):185-193.

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An automated single-pipe system was developed for
both water conveyance and distribution to the field.
The pipe has a flexible tube liner inside and is equipped
with automated diverter valves. The valves direct water
either through the flexible tube for conveyance to
downstream pipeline sections or to the outside of the
tube for distribution to the field through the pipe gates.
The system is well suited for automating multiple-set
gated pipe systems for both conventional and surge flow
Head loss coefficients were determined for the valves
and the pipeline for both the conveyance and distribution
modes. Field installation procedures are described. The
cost of the single-pipe system is about 60% of that for an
automated double pipe system.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0572
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 20:33
Item ID: 454