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Management and Over-exploitation Risk of Water Resources in Semi-arid zones

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  022192,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.11227) @2002
Authors:   Pedro Carrión Pérez, Patricio Planells Alandí, José Fernando Ortega Alvarez, José María Tarjuelo Martín-Benitez
Keywords:   Irrigation network, pumping, energy optimization

An easily usable tool is presented (Excell, Visual Basic). It can be adapted to every network, considering their especial characteristics including restrictions (demand randomness, different irrigation timing, crops, etc.).

Methods for defining the maximum and minimum consign curves in the network have been developed. Both methods can be used for dimensioning the pumping plant, its regulation and control. Once it has been inserted in the PID (Proportional, Integral and Derivative) module of a programmable automaton. This controls the operating of different pumps, with variable or constant speed, with the objective of minimising energy consumption.

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