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Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Controlled Irrigation Pumps – Analysis of Potential Rebate


 

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ITRC Report No.

R 11-005

 
 

Length

9 pages

 
  Sponsor California Energy Commission  
 

Full Reference

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.

 

 

 

Summary

 

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. 

 

 

 


 

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