Protecting Drip Irrigation, Nut Grower, Chile Protection of Drip Irrigation

Nut Grower in Chile, Protection of Drip Irrigation

Country Chile
Application Protection of Drip Irrigation
Flow rate 1: 200 m3/h (800 gpm)
2: 150 m3/h (660 gpm)
3: 180 m3/h (790 gpm)
4: 140 m3/h (616 gpm)
Water source Canal water
Filtration degree 1: 130 micron
2: 130 micron
3: 200 micron
4: 200 micron
Filtration solution 1. 8″ Filtomat filter
2. 6″ Filtomat filter
3. 6″ Filtomat filter
4. 9 units of 8″ Scanaway filter

Background

Although Curicó, in Chile’s Maule Region, is best known for its wineries, its Mediterranean climate is perfect for growing apples, cherries and nuts and the city’s economy is mainly based on agriculture.

During a visit to one of our distributors in the region, our regional sales manager was taken to a customer’s nut producing farm to meet with the grower.

curico map

Curico map

The Challenge

The trees are irrigated with canal water and in the summer months, this canal is greatly affected by excessive algae accumulation. The grower asked for a solution that would be efficient and cost effective.

Nut Grower in Chile

The Challenge

Nut Grower in Chile

The Challenge

The Solution

We were able to offer the customer a filtration system consisting of:
a. 1 x 8″ Automatic Hydraulic Filtomat filter: 130 micron, 200 m3/h
b. 1 x 6″ Automatic Hydraulic Filtomat: 130 micron, 150 m3/h
c. 1 x 6″ Automatic Hydraulic Filtomat: 200 micron, 180 m3/h
d. 9 x 8″ Semi-automatic Inline Scanaway: 200 micron, 140 m3/h

The Solution

The Solution

The Results

The farmer is very pleased with the new installation and has not encountered any problems with the filtration system.