Automation, remote management and improved efficiency for drip or full coverage irrigation installations
IProx Irrigation is an automation and remote management web application for pumping stations and agricultural irrigation systems (drip, pivot or full coverage) that allows all the systems to be managed from any device with internet access. IProx Irrigation groups together and remotely manages and programmes pumps, valves, pivots and irrigation sectors. An IProx controller (compact, standard o 3G) automatically and remotely controls the operation of each pumping station (starting, stopping and regulating the system).
The web application has a visual programming framework based on the irrigation cycle calendar and generates charts and reports of all your properties, sending text messages or email alerts if anything out of the ordinary occurs.
IProx Irrigation also records and controls the consumption and/or generation of energy. The programme continuously monitors the energy consumption of all installations connected to the network. In the case that the electricity is generated on-site (by means of generators or a solar voltaic installation), the functioning of the energy generation is also monitored and allows the water pumps to be automatically turned on and off as needed.
If the on-site controller units are equipped with meteorological sensors, IProx Irrigation includes their data and calculates the corresponding evapotranspiration (ET0).
IProx Irrigation improves the profitability of agricultural holdings by increasing the irrigation precision depending on the crop and the meteorological factors and by reducing labour, water consumption and energy consumption. Agriculture 4.0 has arrived and IProx Irrigation makes it possible.
- A saving of up to a third of the pumping station’s energy consumption
- Use from a 3G Tablet (recommended), mobile or PC
- Web application for automation and remote management of pumping stations and agricultural irrigation installations
In terms of the energy costs of water pumping, the service which is most valued by our clients – and which is already saving thousands of MWh on a daily basis in pumping stations all around the world – is the Continual Optimisation of Pumping Pressure.
The main difference between the Continual Optimisation of Pumping Pressure of the IProx Irrigation algorithm and normal pressure regulation using a sensor installed at the pumping station, is that the optimum pressure is continually calculated taking into account the pressure in all the irrigation sectors and pivots which are irrigating at all times. Every few minutes, the optimum pumping pressure is re-calculated and communicated to the pump (through set value 0..10V or 4..20mA), which increases, maintains or reduces its running speed according to the pressure in each of the areas that are being irrigated at any time. This, in turn, will depend on their altitude with regards to the pumping station and the flow demand of the areas, at all times.
This feature requires the pumps to have frequency invertors in order to regulate their operating mode.