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Author(s):Compton, Roger
Author Affiliation:Superintendent, Mission Hills Golf Course
Title:VFD: Pump systems that save money
Source:Golden State Fairways. Vol. 1, No. 2, May 1989, p. 16-17,31.
Publishing Information:Las Vegas: R/K Communications Group, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Irrigation; Irrigation systems; Pumps
Abstract/Contents:If there is a concern about power costs, maintenance budget and irrigation problems, the variable frequency drive (VFD) is a better solution. VFD systems use computer controls to precisely adjust pump speeds and output instead of using mechanical control valves. This type of technology is automatic, efficient and works with standard pumps and motors. The VFD system also saves energy because it is more economizing to vary the speed of a pump. Changing speed seems better in that it cuts down on the wear and tear on the pumps and motors. In comparing monthly power bills, $12,000 was saved which nearly cut the bill in half.
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See Also:Other items relating to: COMPU
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Compton, R. 1989. VFD: Pump systems that save money. Golden State Fairways. 1(2):p. 16-17,31.
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