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The impact of material components in irrigation pipe application

 

Jee White

Posters # 2012 Barcelona

The use of irrigation piping systems has grown significantly in recent years driven by water shortage and the need to optimize the growth of the global food supply. In the production of piping products, depending on the application standard being utilized, producer's options for UV stabilizations include black compounds or a blend of a natural compound with a black master batch. For irrigation piping systems in North America, the piping products are generally manufactured using the latter process. In order to improve the product quality, a study involving a natural compound supplier, a black master batch supplier, and an irrigation pipe manufacturer was conducted to evaluate the impact of material components on irrigation pipe performance. This paper details the results of the study which determined and compared the effect of various material components on performance relevant to irrigation piping used in industry. In addition, the defects of real field specimens are included in the discussion. The study results impact aspects necessary in speciQing and utilizing material components for irrigation products. Keywords ultra-violet (UV) stabilization, irrigation tubing, irrigation pipe, microirrigation, polyethylene laterals *Written for Presentation at the 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting and Plastics Pipe XVI Poster Session

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