In need of help with irrigation?

Look no further, we at Witzenberg Irrigation will help you

In need of help with irrigation?

Look no further, we at Witzenberg Irrigation will help you

Maintenance and Expansion

Whether you are thinking of evolving your current irrigation system, expanding or just need general maintenance, we are here to lend a hand.

From emergency breakdowns to troubleshooting, we’ve got you covered.

EMERGENCY
Breakdowns. It can happen at the most unexpected if not the most inconvenient times, like a Sunday morning or Christmas day. Luckily we always have someone available to help you with supplies or emergency repairs.We stock pipes and repair fittings up to a diameter of 355mm pipe for your convenience.
MAINTENANCE

A maintenance plan is of utmost importance after the irrigation season to ensure you have everything ready to start the next season with a bang.

Start doing maintenance just before switching off the system for the non-irrigating period.


The following routine maintenance, post season is good practice:

1.       Pump station

  • Dam tap
  • Leakages and gaskets
  • Tighten manifold bolts
  • Rust on manifolds
  • Pump and motor bearings
  • Base plate integrity
  • Concrete floor level
  • Tyre coupling
  • Pump shut-off valve
  • Check valve
  • Clean filter
  • Filter valves working
  • Clean pressure transducer
  • Main control valve
  • Fertigation valves
  • Fertigation tanks and connections
  • Fertigation pump seals
  • Flush fertigation pump with clean water

2.       Main pipe

  • Connection to pump station
  • Leakages
  • Clean air valves
  • Test shut-off valves
  • Pressure test
  • Rust on steel fittings – replace if necessary

3.       Cluster, Submain and lateral

  • Leakage on valve leg
  • Control valve closes and opens fully
  • Hydraulic pilot works
  • Leakage on submain
  • Flush submain
  • All laterals connected to sub-main
  • No leakage or open ends on laterals
  • Flush laterals
  • All emitters (sprinklers, drippers, etc.) working
  • Sprinklers upright and correct height

4.       Automation and electronics

  • VSD or Starter working
  • Running amps of motor
  • No loose wiring
  • Filter flush unit working
  • Solenoids connected and working
  • Pump start receiver connects relay and starts the pump
  • Fertigation pumps start and run
  • Field radios receive signal
  • All outputs on field units working
  • Open and clean solenoids and test latching
  • Check batteries (only mark dead batteries and replace just before next season starts)
  • No leakage on hydraulic tubing
  • No slack on suspended hydraulic tubing

This normally is a daunting task for most, because of this WB can do the post season maintenance to ensure you have a flawless start up for the coming season.

EXPANSION

Expanding an existing irrigation system is easier than you think. We just do the design with all existing equipment. This will determine the capacity of the current system and indicate where changes could be made to improve and increase the capacity of the existing system.

For more info read the design and planning section.

EMERGENCY
Breakdowns. It can happen at the most unexpected if not the most inconvenient times, like a Sunday morning or Christmas day. Luckily we always have someone available to help you with supplies or emergency repairs.We stock pipes and repair fittings up to a diameter of 355mm pipe for your convenience.
MAINTENANCE
A maintenance plan is of utmost importance after the irrigation season to ensure you have everything ready to start the next season with a bang. Start doing maintenance just before switching off the system for the non-irrigating period. The following routine maintenance, post season is good practice: 1.       Pump station
  • Dam tap
  • Leakages and gaskets
  • Tighten manifold bolts
  • Rust on manifolds
  • Pump and motor bearings
  • Base plate integrity
  • Concrete floor level
  • Tyre coupling
  • Pump shut-off valve
  • Check valve
  • Clean filter
  • Filter valves working
  • Clean pressure transducer
  • Main control valve
  • Fertigation valves
  • Fertigation tanks and connections
  • Fertigation pump seals
  • Flush fertigation pump with clean water
2.       Main pipe
  • Connection to pump station
  • Leakages
  • Clean air valves
  • Test shut-off valves
  • Pressure test
  • Rust on steel fittings
3.       Cluster, Submain and lateral
  • Leakage on valve leg
  • Control valve closes and opens fully
  • Hydraulic pilot works
  • Leakage on submain
  • Flush submain
  • All laterals connected to sub-main
  • No leakage or open ends on laterals
  • Flush laterals
  • All emitters (sprinklers, drippers, etc.) working
  • Sprinklers upright and correct height
4.       Automation and electronics
  • VSD or Starter working
  • Running amps of motor
  • No loose wiring
  • Filter flush unit working
  • Solenoids connected and working
  • Pump start receiver connects relay and starts the pump
  • Fertigation pumps start and run
  • Field radios receive signal
  • All outputs on field units working
  • Open and clean solenoids and test latching
  • Check batteries (only mark dead batteries and replace just before next season starts)
  • No leakage on hydraulic tubing
  • No slack on suspended hydraulic tubing
This normally is a daunting task for most, because of this WB can do the post season maintenance to ensure you have a flawless start up for the coming season.
EXPANSION
Expanding on an existing irrigation system is easier than you think. We just do the design with all existing equipment. This will determine the capacity of the current system and indicate where changes could be made to improve and increase the capacity of the existing system. For more info read the design and planning section.
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