Performance evaluation of a perforated pipe sprinkler irrigation system

P. K. Kalita, R. S. Kanwar, M. P. Kaushal

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This paper reports the results of field test conducted on perforated pipe sprinkler system to provide quantitative framework on which to make design and operational decisions for the optimum use of the system. The performance indices of a single perforated pipe (theoretical overlapping) and actual overlapping methods were compared under different conditions of wind, pressure, and perforation size. An operating pressure of 172 kPa (25 psi) and 1.25 mm perforation size produced the best uniformity in most cases. The uniformity coefficients and distribution uniformities under the two overlapping conditions did not differ significantly, that makes the method of irrigating with single pipe more economical in terms of energy and horsepower requirement, labor maintenance, and capital cost. The actual overlapping method would be the most ideal method in terms of saving irrigation time and reducing water loss due to evaporation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)738-743
Number of pages6
JournalASAE Publication
Issue number4-90
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Third National Irrigation Symposium held in conjunction with the 11th Annual International Irrigation Exposition - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1990Nov 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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