Water and Wastewater Focus Wireless Sales Push 2009
Review Week 1 – Program Introduction –Water and wastewater is a high sales potential market –Important to contact all parties involved in the project –Have you identified: End users? Associations? Tradeshows? Process distributors? Engineering companies?
Review Week 2 – Composting –Convert organic and bio-solid waste to compost –Key application: windrow temperature monitoring –Other applications: flare stack, oxygen, acidity, and moisture monitoring –Did you: Study the DX80 temperature node? Find a local compost facility? Identify technology used at this facility?
Review Week 3 – Landfill –Area where waste is buried to decompose –Methane gas and leachate water generated –Did you: Read App Notes 146127 and 146128?146127146128 Read Counter Node datasheet 136348?136348 Locate your landfill?
Review Week 4 – Sewage Treatment –Where toilet waste is processed –Methane gas and compost are generated –Did you: Study Temp and Humidity Sensor (137303, B_032362)?137303B_032362 Read Serial Node datasheet 136971?136971 Locate your sewage plant?
Key Terms and Background Info Irrigation is the application of water to assist in growing crops in dry areas and during periods of inadequate rainfall Irrigation is also used to protect plants from frost, prevent weed growth in rice fields and to prevent soil compaction Irrigation Types –Surface Irrigation –Localized Irrigation –Sprinkler Irrigation
Irrigation Types Surface Irrigation is a system where water moves over and across the land by the use of simple gravity in furrows, border strips, or basins Localized Irrigation is a system where water is distributed through a pipe network and applied as a small drip or discharge near each plant Sprinkler Irrigation is a system where water is piped to one or more locations in a field and distributed through high-pressure sprinklers or sprayers
Irrigation District controls the flow volume in channels based on daily demand of water Ultrasonic sensor utilized to measure water level –Sensor provides a 4 – 20 mA signal at Node Information transmitted to control room –Gateway output provides 4 – 20 mA signal –Digital panel meter displays scaled flow volume –Operator manually turns pumps On/Off as required to maintain correct water level Surface Irrigation Level Sensing
Moisture Sensors are used to monitor the soil moisture (SDI-12 Irrigation Standard) Banner offers a number of FlexPower Nodes to work with the SDI-12 standard (contact Banner) This information is used to help determine the correct level of water in the border strips
Localized Irrigation System in Orchard The orchard uses a drip irrigation system and has 200 vaults Each vault has a Siemens Mag flow meter –Each flow meter will need a DX80 Counter Node –4 DX80 Gateways for wireless network –Gateways mounted in a truck that drives through orchard Totalized outputs from the DX80 Counter Node determine water consumption –Data will be written to a flash drive as the truck tours the orchard
Localized Irrigation Vault / Flow Meter Siemens Mag Flow meter. Will be coupled to DX80 Counter Node Antenna cover Vault cover
Localized Irrigation Challenges Irrigation systems can cover large areas of 2-3 km or more Must transmit signals over hills –Requires antenna extensions –Requires correct network geometry Use Data Radios for range extension Many of these locations do not have power available –These applications require battery and solar power solutions
Localized Drip Irrigation Node placement node Section A Section B Pump Control 1.6 km between Pump Control and Section B
Localized Drip Irrigation Final Geometry Gateway & Data radio node Pump Control & Data Radio
Valve/Switch Control –Use Node discrete outputs Localized Irrigation Other Applications
Soil Moisture Monitoring Localized Irrigation Other Applications
Used in large scale agricultural operations Two main types of sprinklers –Pivot –Lateral Sprinkler Irrigation
Flow Meter Pressure Monitor Sprinkler Position Control Soil Moisture These applications ensure consistent watering Sprinkler Irrigation Applications
Solar Power for Irrigation Due to the large scale of many irrigation systems, power is not always available Banner Solar Panel BWA-SOLAR-001 can provide the power required –Nodes available for continuous power Other Solar Power systems can also be used
Homework Week 5 Identify 2 locations that use irrigation systems Identify the engineering companies that design/operate/maintain the irrigation systems Study/Review the DX80 Data Radio data sheet, P/N: 132031132031 Study/Review the BWA-SOLAR-001 data sheet, P/N: 137304137304 Study/Review the SureCross Wireless Network Brochure, P/N: 131620131620