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Energy in Agriculture Program - Irrigation Districts

In this section read about:

Irrigation districts achieving energy savings, water conservation and overall system efficiencies from the installation of variable frequency drive motors and SCADA software systems.

Irrigation districts converting their infrastructure to deliver water with flexible schedules to meet the needs of farmers using drip irrigation technologies.

Case Studies:

  1. Variable Frequency Drives and SCADA; Are they worth while investments?
  2. Variable Frequency Drives; Planning your system
  3. Pumped Storage; Simple changes - Big Savings
  4. Flap Gate
  5. Adjustable Magnetic Coupler
  6. Load Monitoring System
  7. Infrared Inspection
  8. Telog's PR-31 Level Tracker
  9. ITRC Weir Stick

Development of a Simple Procedure for Tuning Controller Constants for Automatic Upstream Control of Canal Check Structures

New Devices for Volumetric Metering of Delivered Water - Trash Shedding Propeller Meters

New Electronic Technologies for Volumetric Metering of Delivered Water - Magnetic, Doppler, Vortex Shedding and Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

Development of Strategies for Energy-Efficient Transition from Low Pressure Non-Reinforced Concrete Pipe

Power Quality Measurement and Conditioning