Golf course irrigation : environmental design and management by James Barrett, Brian Vinchesi, Robert Dobson, Paul Roche,
By James Barrett, Brian Vinchesi, Robert Dobson, Paul Roche, David Zoldoske
Entire directions to constructing and keeping the best, environment-friendly irrigation platforms for golfing classes
''Golf path Irrigation'' deals beneficial perception at the layout, set up, administration, and upkeep of irrigation systems-the most vital administration instrument used on contemporary golfing classes. with out brands' bias, this helpful source presents hands-on information to the very best quality irrigation structures, together with standards and purposes of the easiest pump stations, controllers, sprinkler heads, nozzles, valves, sensors, and different elements that make the variation in most advantageous irrigation structures.
Typically considered as major clients of water, golfing classes are less than expanding scrutiny by means of governmental and environmental teams, making it crucial that the updated details discovered here-on such issues as water provide, plant irrigation requisites, software uniformity, and development management-be on the fingertips of each golfing path expert. whereas fostering the simplest enjoying stipulations, those platforms preserve water and effort with such know-how as low-pressure heads and controls that use ''if/then'' good judgment to instantly comply with altering stipulations, that could enhance playability whereas saving cash.
''Golf direction Irrigation'' is a pragmatic software to assist golfing direction architects, developers, superintendents, irrigation experts, designers, and installers to enhance aesthetics and enjoying stipulations within the face of diminishing typical assets. it's also an informative reference for golfing path proprietors, builders, neighborhood officers, scholars, and fanatics of the sport
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4. Typical centrifugal pump curve. ) Pump Sizing with small changes in flow. Changing pressure with flow is also the reason that both mechanical and electronic high-pressure safeties must be included in pump systems. Imagine the problem if a valve or a whole section of a golf course irrigation system did not turn on when signaled to do so. The flow would be much lower and the pressure much higher than desired, potentially causing pressure damage to the system. 5 shows the performance of a Goulds Model 10RJMO vertical turbine pump.
Improperly sizing the supply line from the street or the booster pump station can lead to depriving the neighboring community of water or pressure when the golf course irrigation system is operating. This situation is not uncommon and can be very bad for a golf course’s public relations. A qualified engineer should make sure that the irrigation system will not inhibit the municipality’s ability to supply water to all of its customers. 1 Municipal supplies should include a backflow preventer and water meter such as shown here for a golf course practice area.
Conventional systems in the past have utilized tanks in place of pressure maintenance pumps, but with the possibility of tanks failing or exploding, most manufacturers have elected to use more pumps in lieu of the tank. 3 Most golf course systems include multiple pumps—in this case a jockey and two mains. Pump Sizing In a variable frequency drive (VFD) system, the question is whether to have two or three main pumps. This system includes only a pressure maintenance pump and no jockey pump. The choice would be two 600 gpm or three 400 gpm pumps.