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Check and edit Irrigation

Analyze water distribution

Description

With this function you can review the distribution of the water distribution for the proposed sprinklers and detect under- or over-supply in the diagram. For this, all sprinklers in the current irrigation project are analyzed.

Procedure

  1. Mark the irrigation project or a Group (see Object tree) in the Irrigation-Manager.
  2. Switch to the tab Analysis.
  3. Select the button [Add].
  4. You can use the standard settings or make amendments.
  5. Confirm the dialogue Analysis water distribution with (Apply).
  6. Move the dialogue Irrigation-Manager to the side, if necessary, to review the analysis in the drawing.

If the Colour 100% is spread evenly over the surface the water distribution is ideal.

To optimize the distribution of the sprinkler you can Set sprinklers additionally (see Create Irrigation) and Edit sprinklers (see next chapter) that are already in the drawing. Refresh the analysis afterwards.

Use the graphic analysis for the water distribution for the presentation to the client.

If you want to use the analysis only for control measures you can turn it off when you are satisfied with the distribution. Click on the symbol in front of the analysis.

Method

The water distribution analysis (Tensiogram) is based on the assumption that a single sprinkler has at the sprinkler centre a water distribution of 100% which decreases with growing distance.

To achieve a coverage as uniform as possible the sprinklers should be arrayed with overlapping distribution curves so that they add up.

The memory requirements increase, the more analysis are created in the drawing and the finer those analysis are. Please find more information in the section Tabs > Analysis.


Edit sprinkler

Description

To optimize the distribution of the sprinklers you can add more and change sprinklers in the drawing.

Procedure

  1. Close the dialogue Irrigation-Manager.
  2. Click on a sprinkler that you want to edit.
  3. Click on a blue grip point to change angle, throwing range, orientation, and position of the sprinkler.
  4. Move the cursor until the desired setting is visible and click again.

    When editing the radius, two green circles appear near the cursor. They denote the minimum and maximum radius. Here too, a value can be entered for the radius.

  5. The changes are updated in the Irrigation-Manager.

If a Water distribution analysis already exists it can be updated by clicking the respective button.


Recalculate sprinklers

Start the function with Menu Extras > Recalculate sprinklers.

When specifying new values for Pressure Sprinkler and Pressure Nozzle the automatically detected sprinklers are recalculated and, if required, new sprinklers are applied.

In this process two other things are checked:

  1. Is there are change in the material specifications of the Pre-settings (see Object tree)?
    ⇒ If YES, the sprinklers will be updated and the new material specifications will be used.

  2. Are the sprinklers of a valve circuit (see Set Connections) suitable for this combination?
    ⇒ If NO, the spinklers will be substituted by suitable ones.

Specify height

Start the function with Menu Extras > Specify height.

Since the height difference between sprinkler to water source has impact on the operating pressure the difference in height can be specified. Once the entered value is confirmed with [OK] it will be applied to all sub-ordinate sprinklers.

The advantage is that the value for the difference in height to the water source has to be set only once, for example when multiple sprinklers are detected in a valve circuit and all have the difference in height to the water source.

The height difference to the water source is only considered for sprinklers.


Case-regulated pressure

Start the function with Menu Extras > Case-regulated pressure.

The option Case-regulated pressure is especially available for the field Sprinkler (see Create Irrigation > Set sprinklers automatically). The function ensures that the sprinkler pressure is not greater than the entered value, regardless of the operating- and water-pressure.

Once the dialogue is confirmed with [OK], the entered values are applied to all sub-ordinate sprinklers. This has the advantage that the values for the pressure only have to be entered once, for example when multiple sprinklers are detected in a valve circuit and the same pressure is to be allocated to them.


Inherit properties

Start the function with Menu Extras > Inherit properties.

Properties like caption and graphic are inherited automantically from hierarchial higher objects to the sub-objects. Exemption: The properties were defined for individual objects. This function restores the original state.

Manually defined object properties will be overwritten.


Intersecting hoses

Start the function with Menu Extras > Intersecting hoses.

It can happen that hoses intersect in the design.

In order to understand which hose overlays which the intersections are marked with a hose intersection sign.

The sign width can be amended in the Properties (see Tabs) of the irrigation project.

Should you not require a sign set the value to 0.

You can Edit the hose order (see next chapter).


Edit hose order

Start the function with Menu Extras > Edit hose order.

With the option Edit hose order you can specify later on which hose is to overlay which at an intersection.

In the list all used hoses are displayed.
You can change the order of the hoses by clicking on a hose and moving it up or down with the arrow buttons.

The hose intersection signs are adjusted automatically.

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