Journal of King Saud University, Vol. 4, Agric. Sci. (2):175-187, 1992.
Performance Characteristics of Various Impact Sprinkler Types Locally Used
Hussein M. Al-Ghobari and Ahmed I. Al-Amoud
Agricultural Engineering Department, College of Food Sciences & Agriculture,
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Performance characteristics of twelve commonly used impact sprinkler types were determined. Tests were conducted on three sprinklers from each type under three pressure levels: 200, 250, 300 Kpa (2, 2.5, 3 bars). The performance of each sprinkler type was evaluated and compared with the data supplied by manufacturers. The results showed some variation between the measured and the supplied data, possibly due to the local field conditions.
This study may assist the agricultural and sprinkler system designers to select the proper irrigation types locally available for efficient water use, and some recommendations were suggested.