Protecting VFDs to Avoid Costly Pump Downtime and Repairs

Protecting VFDs to Avoid Costly Pump Downtime and Repairs

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With years of VFD experience, we’ve seen many cases where growers experience costly pump downtime and expensive repairs for not properly protecting their VFD pumps. Conversely, we’ve also seen many cases where downtime and repair costs are avoided through the use of a well-protected VFD panel. With that in mind, this article provides an overview of VFDs and how to …

Installation and Care of Centrifugal Pumps for Agriculture

Installation and Care of Centrifugal Pumps for Agriculture

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If you’re farming or ranching in California, you’re likely using Cornell centrifugal pumps or something similar to pressurize irrigation systems and move water. Cornell began manufacturing pumps for agriculture when the company launched in 1946. Since that time, Cornell engineers have continued to make improvements in pump design and function. Today, Cornell’s pumps are known around the world as the …

Incentive Money For Irrigation Pump Automation

PG&E Incentive Money For Pump Automation

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Growers and irrigation districts are in various stages of adopting automation for their pumps to reap the benefits of greater precision, reduced labor requirements and monitoring to improve operations and comply with regulations, like SGMA. At the same time, California’s electrical grid sees the timing of energy usage–both on a regular basis and during grid emergencies like we saw this …

Troubleshooting vertical turbine pumps in agriculture

Troubleshooting Vertical Turbine Pumps

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As a part of our ongoing commitment to providing informative irrigation related resources for growers, ranchers, and ranch/farm managers, we have compiled a summary of vertical turbine pump troubleshooting instructions for pumps commonly used in ag irrigation systems across California.  This article is based on material published by Peerless Pump, a leading supplier of vertical turbine pumps. Although this is …