Water pump solutions for poultry farms - Case Study
10 June 2020
“As the sun comes up and the birds wake up, the demand for water will be higher. Having the Drive-Tech MINI enables us to run the pump constantly, instead of stopping and starting multiple times an hour. Less variants mean the pressure is more constant, resulting in a smoother operation with less wear and tear and increased energy efficiency"
A strong, regular water supply is an essential part of broiler production. One of the biggest challenges during the growing period from two-day old chicks to 34-day maturity, is to control the flow and quality of drinking water to production units.
Hereford-based Agri Management Solutions (AMS), provides water and irrigation services to poultry farmers across the UK, typically installing pumps into large on-site water storage tanks to transfer the water through any necessary filtration systems and onto the poultry drinking lines.
For energy saving and greater efficiency, AMS’ Ellis Whittal-Williams says the EH Horizontal Multistage pump from Franklin Electric E-tech, complete with its new inverter device Drive-Tech MINI – a state-of-the-art booster set – is his preferred solution.
Ellis has been working with Franklin Electric and its strategic partner Geoquip Water Solutions and says the equipment is both “reliable” and “cost-effective”.
The Drive-Tech MINI enables 24/7 monitoring (remotely via Bluetooth if required), and statistics show it delivers an average 40% energy savings compared to conventional speed control systems.