ITRC Report No. R 11-005. Charles M. Burt
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Controlled Irrigation Pumps — Analysis of Potential Rebate
Sponsor: California Energy Commission
Well pumps, booster pumps, and a combination of the two are used throughout the agricultural sector to provide water for on-farm irrigation. However, the pump discharge pressures for the majority of irrigation systems are excessive, waiving considerable monetary and power consumption savings. This report analyzes the numerous potential benefits of integrating a variable frequency drive (VFD) to irrigation supply systems and modifying system design philosophies.
Burt, C.M. 2011. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Controlled Irrigation Pumps — Analysis of Potential Rebate. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. ITRC Report No. R 11-005. 9 pp.
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