Energy Savers
Wet Tropics

Ingham Cane Farm

Proposed
20
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Cane
Location
Wet Tropics
Irrigation
Travelling Gun
Pumps
Submersible
Technology
Variable Speed Control, Change irrigation type

Summary

The audit recommended replacing high pressure travelling guns with a low pressure boom irrigator and installing a variable speed drive to maintain 65psi at the booms. The project is expected to save 20% energy and has a payback period of 3 years with carbon reductions of 11 t CO2-e per annum.

Farm profile

The farm, south of Ingham, cultivates sugar cane with travelling overhead boom irrigator guns that are used to provide water to the crops. Water for irrigation is supplied using submersible bore pumps.

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