ULTRAF PRO – Bringign precision and control to smart irrigation
|A Revolution in Water Control and irrigation 94% Reduction in Non-Revenue Water|
|October 30, 2018|
ULTRAF Pro from TALIS’ Raphael Range delivers exact pressure and flow control, as well as the ability to provide accurate water metering, by combining a hydraulic valve with the precision of an ultrasonic water meter in one compact unit.This revolutionary design means that it is both easy to install and requires virtually no-maintenance.
Its compact size means that it can be easily integrated within any water network without disruption. The use of ultrasonic technology also means that there is no need to incorporate straight pipe either upstream or downstream, the meter provides accurate readings in any circumstance.As there are no moving parts, damage and wear to components (which may affect accuracy) are eliminated. This, combined with its 10-year battery life, make it virtually maintenance free.
It is accurate to ISO 4064 (2005) standard and can be managed and monitored remotely through RAPHAEL’s smartphone application or through an existing control system.
The solution provided for the Mayan Zyi cooperative in Israel, perfectly demonstrates the benefits ULTRAF Pro brings.
Water is supplied to the farm via a 200mm pipe from a reservoir 1.5km away from the main meter. At the pump station, water is filtered and then directed to small plots within zones to the north and south. Each plot is measured by ULTRAF 2” as sub meter.
Mechanical Waltman water meters were in place to attempt to track the supply and then allow the farmer to bill each smaller plot for the water used. However, for a variety of reasons, the current system was not operating successfully, and levels of non-revenue water were running at up to 33%.
TALIS was asked to provide a solution that would:
The ULTRAF Pro met these requirements perfectly.It was able to be installed quickly and with minimum disruption to the existing network. The combined, compact units simply replaced the existing control valves and Waltman meters.ULTRAF Pro DN150 units were installed at the water intake from the irrigation utility, and then one ULTRAF DN50 at the entrance to each sub-zone.
Controlling Pressure and Flow
All of these factors were able to be controlled remotely, with the added reassurance that the units would be reliable and accurate with minimal maintenance for years to come.
94% Reduction in Non-Revenue Water
As a result, non-revenue water costs fell from $4,815 per quarter to just $221.