Automatic Watering Systems for Cricket Squares
Fully Automatic Watering Irrigation System for Cricket Squares
Supply one 880 gallon PVC storage tank, 1900mm diameter x 1650mm high, complete with service hatch, 2” outlet with isolator valve and hose connection.
Supply one ball float valve assembly complete with 25 metres of blue MDPE pipe, manual isolator valve, drain point, double check valve and 5 metres of lagging, which is for the mains water supply to tank.
Supply one multistage single phase pump unit complete with suction pipe to tank and discharge fittings to consist of; non-return valve, pressure relief valve with piped return to tank, manual isolator valve, pressure gauge and polyethylene pipe connection.
Supply polyethylene (PE) pipe to from the pump terminating at one corner of the square with a manual isolator valve and four solenoid valves all housed in an underground valve box.
Supply PE pipe from three of the solenoid valves around the outside of the cricket square. Install off each of the pipes with two part circle Hunter pop-up sprinklers (6 in total) spaced accordingly around the square.
Install off the fourth solenoid valve with a manual isolator valve and Geka hose connection for connection to one of our single wicket watering kits when required.
All PE pipes can be mole ploughed in the ground to minimise disturbance.
Supply one electrical panel complete with breaker board, isolator, low water cut off controls, and 4 station fully programmable controller.
How the Systems Works
Water is piped from the water main into a holding tank then pumped by a pressure pump, usually 3hp (2.2Kw) single or three phase, into a polyethylene pipe out to the solenoid valves near the square. Three polyethylene pipes to be piped around square each connecting to two high capacity pop-up sprinklers. Two sprinklers along long side and one in middle of ends.
The solenoid valves, which are linked to the controller by 0.8mm low voltage cable laid with the pipe. Normally closed, the valves are opened by the controller for an individually pre-determined time, allowing sprinklers to operate in pairs.
The controller has three independent programs with 4 start times per program for a total of up to 12 start times per day. Watering times shall be available from 1 to 99 minutes in 1-minute increments per station. Controller has a weekly 7-day calendar or a 1 - 31 days interval watering, that allows user to choose day(s) of week for desired watering. Operation shall be available in automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes. Battery back-up shall retain the time when there is power cuts. The controller has a none volatile memory, therefore the battery is not required to maintain the program settings. All programming shall be accomplished by use of a programming dial and selection buttons with user feedback provided by a LCD display.
The control panel is pre-wired with one connection box for ease of installation. The control panel also incorporates a low water cut out linked to a low level float switch to be installed in the water tank.
Complete D.I.Y. Package
Hortech offer a unique service by providing a specifically designed package of equipment, complete to the last fitting, for the club to install using their own labour. This can achieve considerable savings and give great satisfaction to the club members involved.
Installation and Service
A Typical system can be installed and working in about a week, with minimal interference to play. The system is planned to suit your individual requirements and supplied complete. Installation is by Hortech’s own engineers, who also provide after sale service.