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Evaluation and Modification of a Float Valve for the Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District


 

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ITRC Report No.

R 0a-011

 
 

Length

73 pages

 
 

Sponsor

US Bureau of Reclamation

 
 

Full Reference

Gaudi, Franklin.  2001.  Evaluation and Modification of a Float Valve for the Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

 

 

Summary

 
This report discusses the evaluation and modification of a float valve for the Delano Earlimart Irrigation District (DEID).  The float valve is one part of the system that DEID uses to meet growers' water needs.  The float valve assembly includes a frame, float, guide for the float, linkage, and a butterfly valve.  Preliminary tests showed that waterhammer was evident at DEID and posed a potential problem.  After working with DEID and making two modifications to the float valve, field tests indicate that corrections made to the assembly improved the operation and aids in the prevention of waterhammer.

 


 

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