Pipe Distribution Network
A Pipe and Riser System is a water distribution system through a network of pipes. The Pipe and Riser System replaces existing farm channels with a piped network that could save you both time, money and water. This technology enhances the farming enterprise and lifestyle through the improvement of water delivery, reliability, timeframes and quality of water. Pipe and Riser Systems can also increase crop yields, the ability to double crop, all while allowing a more accurate application of water and fertiliser directly onto the plants’ roots.
The success of any Pipe & Riser System will depend on the design of the system and the capabilities of the installation crew. Total Eden has over 40 branches Australia wide with teams of experienced designers that consult with each client to uncover their water system needs and wants, and from this is designed a sustainable cost-effective system to meet a customers’ requirements for now and the future.
Advantages of a Pipe Distribution Irrigation System:
- Little loss of farm land compared to an open channel network.
- Elimination of evaporation water losses and seepage from farm channels
- Increased production resulting from precise control and accuracy of watering
- Enables almost total coverage of arable land no matter what your farm shape
- Increases flexibility in regulating and scheduling of irrigation water
- Faster and predictable bay watering operation
- Labour costs greatly reduced due to lower maintenance and simplicity of watering
- No loss of water when filling channels
- No more channel maintenance. Prevention of water logging and weed growth
- Improves farm access with no channels to cross
- Start and stop watering when required
- Eliminated OHS risks of channels
- No soil erosion
- Can vary from manually operated, semi-automated or fully automated with computer control and monitoring
A pipeline distribution system should be adopted when:
- There is limited water availability
- Steep, uneven and undulating topography where an open channel system is uneconomical
- High losses due to evaporation or seepage
- Planning for future irrigation developments
- Need for crop diversity
- The pipeline (gravity flow) is generally feasible in situations where there is sufficient command (water supply) over the top of the paddock levels.
What you need to consider when selecting a Pipe & Riser System?
- Flow velocity
- Diameter of the Pipes
- Hydraulic Gradient Line
- Installation Requirements
- Soil Data
Water, which is a valuable, limited, renewable and shared resource required by various sectors, must be managed optimally. Stress due to scarcity of water is growing at an alarming rate. To reduce these stresses and to meet water demands, construction of efficient water projects is essential. The Pipe Distribution Network is one of the best possible alternatives to overcome the limitations of conventional gravity flow Channel Distribution Network (flood irrigation).