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Fixed effluent Irrigation, design, systems @ equipment.

Effluent management can be a serious issue for some farmers.. yet others understand that there is money in muck and that its not that complicated....
Cow effluent is a valuable resource... as a matter of fact what is not turned into milk is simply excreted... so there is energy and nutrients left which can be given a second chance to be turned into grass... from there to milk... To be on a environmentaly sustainable platform start planning now.
See also our special solutions in variable pressure systems

Good resources are at your fingertips!

link resource Dairy NZ
http://www.dairynz.co.nz/page/pageid/2145866686/Effluent_Systems

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Advance Traveling Irrigator

The Advanced Model For Todays Fde Compliant Systems With Rapidflow™ Boom

To be environmentally compliant you have to have good systems. At the end of any system is always some sort of spreading / distribution device! This is where it actually happens, this where the "rubber hits the road" or shall we say "crap hits the grass" so it makes sense to have a well designed and manufactured unit. Achieve best effluent output with the unique Variable Direct Drive Advance Irrigator. The extremely robust and patented drive mechanism means an optimum conversion of pump energy to drive energy, quick setup plus low maintenance. This unit is Robust and well made, to last the distance.
Great ability to vary the application rate from as little as 5 mm per application to well over 100 mm. (unit shown is the mega advance)

Independent test results confirm


*Overlap 28-30 meters no spacing's between runs gave a high uniformity

*This irrigator was able to apply effluent at a very low rate which indicates it could match infiltration and water holding of many soils.

*with higher operating pressures this machine can have a high uniformity with the overlapped application coefficient of variation for a single transect attaining levels around the Fertilizer Spreader benchmark of 0.15

*with the low application rates this machine can achieve, multiple passes in a season are a viable option

NOW WITH STAINLESS STEEL CABLE ! FOR ENHANCED RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY

NOW with Rapidfow boom which means less energy pumping more energy spreading & ower applications.

Check the Du rating and specific guide and performance chart!!

FDE Good practice on Application Uniformity
All liquid FDE land application systems must achieve a DUuq (as defined in the accompanying FDE Design Code of Practice) of no greater than 1.25.

 

 

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Turbo T™
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Turbo T™

Eliminate Blockages

The Turbo T™ from TechniPharm is designed to make your farming ezy...blockages can be a pain.

Turbo T™ will create a vortex in the chamber which will aid the breaking up of debris before it enters the boom

If a blockage occurs all you have to do is open the chamber for access, rather than taking the whole boom to bits.

 

 

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Irrisafe Effluent Irrigator Shut Off System
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Irrisafe Effluent Irrigator Shut Off System

Auto Shut Of System For Traveling Irrigators

This product has now evolved into Efflutrack see details on Efflutrack page


Irrisafe Traveiling Irrigator shut off system won the Supreme Innovation award at 2011 National Fieldays.
Controlling the problem of "renegade" irrigators the shut off system shuts off the flow of effluent when the traveling Irrigator stops traveling.
Irrisafe operation does not rely on batteries, thus making it very reliable and suitable in all areas.

New FDE rules will mean you have to have a system which is set to deliver a certain performance rating and have less then a 20% variable within the system in order to comply.. i.e... even pressure and flow at all times, even application with a set DU rating of less than 1.25. Irrisafe is designed to comply with all new FDE parameters.

GPS Tracking kit an optional extra:
The system includes the : (1) GPS/battery monitor/battery / case, (2) 2 x batteries with battery holders/protectors, (4) 2 x SD cards, (5) battery charger..... Case size is 180 high, 180 long and 100 wide and is a purpose built from polyethylene Battery charge life is predicted to be one month of average use. The SD card can be swapped over regularly, when the battery is being swapped, and downloaded. Downloading is easy and tracking transposes onto Google maps, which automatically becomes available when a file is opened

FDE good practice on Automatic Cut-offs:

The following "fail-safe" devices should be installed to protect the system and the environment.
High and low pressure cut-offs should be installed for the FDE pumping system.
For systems with travelling FDE irrigators, it is highly recommended an automatic shut off be installed that turns the system off when the irrigator




FDE good practice on Automatic Cut-offs:

The following "fail-safe" devices should be installed to protect the system and the environment.
High and low pressure cut-offs should be installed for the FDE pumping system.
For systems with travelling FDE irrigators, it is highly recommended an automatic shut off be installed that turns the system off when the irrigator

 

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Irrisafe With Effluetrack

The Check And Control System For Your Effluent Irrigator

Efflutrack is a fail-safe device for travelling irrigators, designed to automatically shut the pump off in the event of an issue. The system can be controlled remotely by a cell phone and will send an alert to the farmers phone in the event of any irregularities with the application. Efflutrack is a simple to use system that is designed to be robust and fit for purpose and is able to be adapted to suit the farms exact needs depending on the number of pumps or irrigators they run. These units can be sent ready to use directly to the farm and are simple to install all it requires is an electrician to wire the pump unit in and someone to attach the irrigator unit and magnets to the irrigator, and it is good to go.

Each unit has an up front cost and small a monthly connectivity cost for the sim cards with the price depending on the service provider and the number of pumps and irrigators the farm's system will run.

An annual servicing fee that will include a yearly visit for battery replacement and servicing of any faulty parts as well as one further call out to cover any other damage that many occur.

Efflusafe is all about making your farming ezy

 

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Effluent Management

The 4 S's of effluent management

Simple, Store, Stir, Spread

Effluent issues appear in general to be more complex than they need to be, many thousands of dollars are spent and wasted on and off farm. Many farmers have spent far more money than they should have. Savings can be made if only you keep things simple.

If we took the point of view that we have no effluent at all, but instead are obtaining (instead of, or, in addition to our normal fertilizer needs) an amount of "new age" organic 100% pure fertilizer things may stack up a lot better and make things easier.

For example, say you did obtain 200 or maybe 2000 ton of this organic liquid fertilizer, for starters the supplier would either spray this direct onto your pasture or, you would need to store it for later application. Just like chemical solid fertilizers.

Lets argue that 2000 ton is cheapest way to buy this "new age fert" and as such you store it and spread it when it suits you.

You now need to build a storage facility and you obtain some equipment to spread this material or, you contract it out to a contracting company.

If you store the material for longer periods the manufacturers recommendations are to stir it weekly to ensure it stays in suspense and is homogenized.

Step one is very much simplified

1) Store and Stir

Storing is simple, all you need is a pond which can be an earthen made "lagoon" which either needs to comply with local authority permeability standards, or you line it with a liner or concrete. Alternative a silo could be built, again concrete or an alternative material like steel or timber could be used (the latter are not seen much in NZ but are common overseas where for many hundreds of years farmers have been storing this age old fertilizer)

A good performing permanent stirring system is to be installed which provides and easy means of stirring regularly.

Step one completed

Step two is to spread, here we have multiple options but in all cases it's important we do not over exceed the manufacturers recommendations of 5 mm to 25 mm per application. (soil and climate dependent)

2) Spread

We can use a travelling Irrigator
We can use pots in a line
We can use travelling guns
We can use an existing irrigator like a Pivot (in which case we do need to separate out the liquid and keep the solids separate which is more complicated and does add cost)
We can use a contractor (in which case he brings all equipment)


If we use an on farm based system we need pump(s) and a main line and some drag hose..

We need some control systems to ensure we keep track of what is happening and that if there are breakdowns we reduce the possibility of spillage.

Lets start with a permanent reticulation system. Ideally you wish to spread this fertilizer all over the farm, but depending on exiting NPK levels in some paddocks , hills, rivers and other obstructions like trees or hard to get to area's you may choose to exclude some paddocks.

The size of the main line (PVC or Poly pipe) is in most situations better to be a larger than smaller diameter, this to ensure we loose as little pump pressure as possible and can pump as far away as possible. Generally 75 to 90 mm OD is best.

Hydrants placed at strategic points will allow you to create "takeoff" points. Where you have down hill mainline and hydrants in "low points" ensure you can close these off so when you are disengaging the irrigator or the hydrant is open you do not end up with a large pond around the hydrant.


You will need a pump or pumps, the capacity needs to be calculated so we can reach the furthest away parts of the system (including the irrigator/ pots/ guns or pivot line) with the highest possible pressure and flow rate If you aim for 40-50 PSI at the inlet of the irrigator you will in general have plenty of pressure to drive the irrigator fast enough to get lowest application needed.

You will need an Irrigator system, various options are available, what is important is that you choose a system which can deal with effluent (not water) effluent means there will be bits and pieces of material which could block the system. The more "refined" the applicator the more issues you will have keeping the system going. Proven ability to apply at a rate applicable to your farm (often specified in your resource consent) is important also. Easy maintenance and set up make a difference in time management, often cheap systems up front mean more cost in operation.
Check that the system can apply a nice and even spread

Add a control/management system to the system so that when the irrigator stops moving the system shuts down. Generally this comprises of a built in or towed behind shut off system (note our golden standard winning Irrisafe™)

If you want to be fancy and you can justify the expense add a GPS mapping /tracking system.

Last but not least write a simple operation/training manual which is accessible to all staff. Ensure you train all staff and new staff coming onto the farm.
Use pictures and easy to understand language to describe what needs doing daily and periodically to operate and maintain the system.
Add a copy of the resource consent so every one understands what is permitted.
Add a copy of the farm map showing where the system is placed and what paddocks are to be used for irrigation.
Add a list of suppliers and installers contact details and whom to contact and for what.
Ideally assign one person to be the responsible person.

TechniPharm "We make farming ezy"

 

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Effluent System Plans

Planning Is Vital

No system can be put together without a good plan! A good plan means it's going to work and you get the right equipment and recommendations.

With resource consents being strict and a requirement to follow good practice under the new FDE requirements, it is important you do everything you need to be compliant.

Once you have a complete plan we can give you a cost picture. If you have no plan, call us now, we will happily organize one for you.

 

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Envira Nozzle™ Be Fde Compliant

Non-block Nozzle Design With Ideal Spreading Features

The now well established and used Envira Nozzle™ provides for a much more even spread of effluent on the ground. This means that by installing Envira Nozzle an effluent irrigator will work better and this will help *better and more even pasture growth *better use of the fertilizer applied *better grazing as an even spread will ensure a quicker absorption by the bio mass so pasture does not stink of effluent in the next grazing round. Get a set today!

 

 

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Sumps

Technisump, Standard, Allrounder, Ultimate, Supa

Sump specifications for every system are calculated on the farm needs and to ensure you meet all FDE specifications, there is no quick fix or "best system". TechniPharm has options available for all, from a simple pre cast Fibreglass or Concrete unit to large size custom designed spray crete or lined sumps. Future proof your system before you "choose the best deal" of the day.

 

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Eisele Vertical Stirr Pump Combination For Sludge

A Real Pump For Real Sludge

The Eisele range of pumps is manufactured in Germany (since 1887) and is a leading supplier of sludge pumping equipment in the EU. These people know everything there is to know about sludge pumping.. heavy sludge and lots of it.
This partcular vertical pump has been imported to NZ by TechniPharm for well over 10 years, initially just for special situations, but over the last few years as word has spread we get more and more main enquiries for anything to do with sludge, feedpads, cowhouses, herd homes anywhere we need a sludge solution Eisele can do it... where others fail Eisele picks up....

 

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Chopper Pump

Chopper Pump For Shifting Solids

Designed to dispose of or shift solids and slurries with ease. It easily handles those difficult liqud/solid combinations and is built with the ability to run dry.
This pump will shift material in volume over short distances. It is not a pressure pump.

Bearings are not submerged which decreases the risk of rusting and seizing. Virtually maintenance free, saving you time and money!

 

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Eisele - Surface Mounted Pump

Variable Pressure Surface Pump Self Priming

This 15kw 600litre per minute German made pump is designed to pump sludge or effluent at high pressure (3-7 bar) The unique rubber lobes push the effluent where you need it to be. This unit is self priming and poised for action.
Beats any open chamber impeller pump hands down.

The unit is to be mounted on a concrete pad next to your pond or sump and is self priming. No pontoons or access issues.

 

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Control-e-gator™ Plus

Electronic Control Box

Avoid extra set up cost, this instant electrical solution creates savings and the security that it will all work great! The Control-e-gator™ Control Box incorporates all electrical componentry to get and keep a system operating.
*Hour metre * Overload reset button * Automatic stop * Isolating switch * Soft Starter * Timer Clock

 

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Pond Pump Floats

Pontoon Floats Just One Option

Pontoon floats are just one option available for pumps or stirrers on ponds. Mainly used for short shaft pressure pumps which are required to be in the fluid (non self priming). The pontoon needs to be stable, balanced and have good and safe access. Each system is designed to purpose and a recommendation is made on the type of pump used and stirrer as part of the system.
Has your pond Danger warning signs?, Emergency exit?, rope ladder? Fence?
Is your pond FDE compliant, permeability tested?

Note department of labour new regulations are in place from May 2012

 

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Submersible Pump

Submersible Sludge Pump High Capacity Volumes

This pump is an alternative option where vertical sludge pumps can not be installed or where transfer of material from one sump to an other sump or pond is required without stirring.

Price on application

 

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Techni-float™ Switch

A Decent Ball Float, Stainless Shaft And Quality Components

This adjustable Techni-Float™ switch allows you to easily set the ideal level for the pump to be triggered on or off. This unit can be bolted onto a concrete sump wall (specify bracket needed) It comes in two models, standard for sumps 1200mm-1800mm deep and Large/Jumbo for sumps up to 3000mm

 

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Pressure Gauge Fde Compliant

Pressure Gauge For Effluent Fde Compliant

Standard pressure gauges do not work well for effluent, they block. The TechniPharm specially developed effluent gauge does not block and is particularly suitable for monitoring effluent system pressures at any point from pump to irrigator. FDE rules stipulate a pressure gauge should be mounted at the pump end and at the last hydrant end to the Irrigator.


FDE Guideline on Pressure Variation:

The FDE land application system must be designed to apply within +/- 10% of target applied depth with acceptable uniformity and application intensity in any location. In general the total pressure at the applicator(s) should not vary by more than:
20% of the design operating pressure at any point in the system

Provision must be made for pressure measurement at the outlets/sprinklers as well as at the pump.

 

 

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Hydraflo™ Hydrants

Free Flow- No Blockages

The fastest and most professional way to get effluent from a buried pipeline to your irrigator

* Eliminates blockage
* No mess or leakage from camlock joints.
* Unique rubber seals means installation is very economical and easy.
* Totally hot dipped galvanised for extreme durability.

For high pressure systems we can provide 100 mm ID hydrants.

 

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Hydraflo™ Hydrants 1 Way - 4 Way

1-way To 4-way Hydrants

* 1- Way Hydrant
* 2- Way Hydrant (as shown)
* Hydrant Adapter
* 3- Way Straight Hydrant
* 4- Way Hydrant ("intersection" of main lines allows you to direct effluent in just one direction)
Installing hydrants in your effluent irrigation system is the best and safest way to get effluent from A to B.
Oversize Hydrants available on request.

 

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Poly Pipe

Poly pipe comes in many grades and sizes.
Contact us for the best product available for your dollar and needs.

 

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Pvc Pipe

The Ultimate Mainline

When it comes to laying the system and longevity this product is simply superior value for money.

 

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Lay-flat Hose

Easy To Pull And Put Away

Incredibly tough & durable.

UV stabilized Heavy Duty Nylex that won't split when exposed to frosty conditions.

Does not kink.

Reel carries 100M hose and can be attached to the Advance Irrigator

 

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Camlocks

For drag hose or any other above ground system which is moved regularly. Camlocks in many sizes and configurations make for an easy way to join whatever it is you need to run an effluent system.

 

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Magic™ Hose Reel

Winding Up Lay Flat Hose

Specifically developed to wind up large volumes of hose in a short period of time. Great for moving a whole system paddock to paddock. 2 models for 50mm layflat or 75 mm layflat hose. Ideal unit for contractors pumping out large volumes of effluent. The price is dependent on application, volume of hose and number of reels.

 

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Go Solid™ Separator

Effluent Solid & Liquid Separator

Separating the dry matter from the liquid content may be more effective if you have a Pivot Irrigator. However, separation is not for everyone. Explore what is possible and book an appointment with one of our specialist consultants to determine if this would work for your farm. We are the only company in this part of the world who have a system which won 2 environmental awards in NSW for a fully recycling effluent system.

 

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Ecobag™ Effluent Storage System

From 1000 Cube To 15000 Cube

Storage of effluent is taking a whole new turn with an ECO BAG from Wieffering (EU) by TechniPharm .
This great solution is not only very cost effective it also means you do need limited engineering as all is fully contained and you are fully covered for unwanted added rain water and objects which "may get into the pond" No issues with liner gas bubbles as this system is fully contained
Less evaporation of valuable N , almost no smell and no crusting ever. System includes full mixing solutions.

Pay only for effective storage!

 

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Pondbuster™

Specially designed to mix crusty ponds and lined ponds. Highly effective "vortex" suction/push system in stirring heavy pond slurry into a more homogenized product which can then be pumped to paddocks for added fertilizer value. Cuts your stirring time and get results. You may pay a bit more upfront but your running cost will be minimal.
* ideal for larger ponds. * length adjustable main shaft 4.5M with option to add extra length to 6 meters

See also permanent in pond stirrer the Gigabite™

 

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Eisele - Submersible Mixer

Gtws

Eisele submersible mixers have been produced since 1982 and have demonstrated their worth a thousand times in agriculture and industry. The EISELE submersible motors which are impermeable to water pressure guarantee a powerful performance.

 

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Stirrers Horizontal

Electric Driven Stirrers

The Eisele range of stirrers is a very powerful solution to stirring sumps and ponds. Horizontal stirrers stir a pond in a "circular push around" motion. Conventional stirring (vertically) is ok for small sumps, but not great for stirring various levels of deeper sumps or ponds. The stirrers come in various models and options for ponds, sumps or above ground ponds.

 

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Permanent In Pond Stirrer - Gigabite

Gigabite™ Hydraulic Driven Stirrer For Ponds

Large pond stirring is a real issue for many farmers: floating pontoons with small electric motors just are not cutting it for many. Behind tractor PTO stirrers may do an OK job, but often time between stirring sessions is far too long. The Gigabite™ permanent inpond stirrer solves a number of issues

1) it's permanently placed in the pond, so easy to get started
2) it's large and moves muck around the pond horizontally, not just on the spot, the thrust of the forced propelled action makes the muck move.
3) it's easy to connect, park the tractor, attach PTO and you are in business.
4) the stirrer head can be shifted 180 degrees so you can stir in all directions.

This unit is not for the faint hearted.. specially developed in NZ with EU sludge movement know how and systems. Full marine grade HD hydraulics, galvanised frame and very heavy duty materials. Get real about pond stirring... it needs doing properly every week !! Stirred effluent means you can almost eliminate any pumping issues, effluent is now a consistent and homegenised substance creating better distribution of nutrients on pasture. Stirring often means you do not have to get a digger in to clean the pond. Stirring often also means you have a better chance of compliance. Create some piece of mind, do it properly.
Call us for a discussion and what to do next 0800 80 90 98

 

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Ponds

A New Pond, Upgrade, Need Lining?

If you are upgrading your pond system or building a new one you have come to the right address. There is more to ponds than meets the eye.
See also our Ecobag storage system under Effluent storage solutions
Give us a call to discuss your needs.