ITRC Report No. R 01-011. Franklin Gaudi
Evaluation and Modification of a Float Valve for the Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District
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
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. ITRC Report No. R 01-011. 73 pp.
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