Monitor and control pump pressures for ultimate energy saving and uniform water distribution.
- Monitor > Monitor and control the level of a remote reservoir by turning a pump on and off over a radio link
- Simplify> Pump monitoring and control as per the Pump Optimiser
- Reduce power usage > Save energy and water
Reservoir and Dam Level Management…
Management of reservoirs and local dams is critical to successful farming, mining and waste-water treatment operations in southern Africa. With prolonged droughts and a rise in the average temperatures, water management is a high priority consideration.
South Africa is classified as a water-scarce country and depends on agriculture for food production. The irrigation sector is the largest consumer of water in the country, accounting for about 62% of water utilisation, but also losing 30–40%.
Given the threat of drought and climate change, efficient irrigation systems have become a necessity, especially in the farming sector where most losses occur.
South Africa receives about half of the average global annual rainfall and is the 30th driest country in the world in terms of available water per capita (Schreiner et al., 2010). Over 60% of the country receives less than 500 mm of rainfall per annum, which is theoretically the minimum required for successful dryland cropping, while 21% receives less than 200 mm (De Villiers et al., 2004). Although about 70% of crop production in the country is rain-fed, only 35% of the country receives enough rainfall for successful rain-fed (dryland) crop production (CSIR, 2010).
With this in mind, managing water is critical to the success of agricultural, mining operations and waste-water treatment plants. This is where the Reservoir Optimiser will help.
Reservoir Optimiser — Automated, 24/7, fail-safe Smart Pumping System
Know what is happening to your reservoirs and dams, even when you are not there.
All the pumps in your pumping system, remotely programmed and managed to automatically stop pumping if your reservoirs or dams are running low. All without any intervention from you or your staff.
Receive alerts when any of your reservoirs or dams are running low — before there’s a crisis.
Real time view of your pumping systems from your office or mobile improves your use of labour and saves you time.
The Reservoir Optimiser uses our mesh networking to connect wirelessly to your whole operation. Your entire reservoir monitoring and pumping system is visible from your smart phone or PC, from anywhere in the world.
Measure data over time…
The Shock Wave Engineering suite of Agricultural Optimiser products have the option of streaming important data about your systems to a database for report generation.