Case Study: Agricultural Irrigation
SYSTEM: Texas Longhorn ranch irrigation
APPLICATION: Surface water source (mountain stream)
PARTICULATE SEPARATED: Organic, inorganic, detritus & fish
PROCESS EQUIPMENT: HydraScreen Wedge-Wire Screen intake diversion
The Jones Ranch raises a proud 30-head of Texas Longhorn Steer. A mountain
creek supplies a side-roll watering system that irrigates an 85-acre
grazing pasture on the ranch. A rudimentary flat screen intake structure
allowed relatively large solid debris in the creek to enter the irrigation
system, clogging spray nozzles. During the summer, ranch hands were
required to trudge from spray head to spray head, constantly clearing
nozzle obstructions. Under this arrangement, maintenance costs were
(Left) Rudimentary flat intake screen undesirably passes large debris into irrigation system, which obstructs irrigation spray nozzle heads;
(Right) flat screen discarded and replaced with enhanced HydraScreen intake system
EFS custom-designed a HydraScreen® intake diversion that replaced the original flat intake screen. With installation of the new HydraScreen, maintenance is no longer required in clearing obstructed spray nozzles -- ranch-hands are now back to raising steer.
HydraScreen eliminates clogged irrigation lines and nozzles in sideroll water irrigation system......