Watering system mounted under the shelves of the shelving
The task of the Mushroom Irrigation System gives the management and control of the watering process during the whole cultivation time . The system has the task of watering in manual or automatic mode according to the programmed schedule of individual mushroom rooms.
Mushroom Irrigation System consists of a water system into which water is transported by means of a pump unit controlled by an inverter. The operation of the inverter is managed by a central control unit via EtherCat. The system has pressure and flow sensors that collect information from the main installation and in case lower water pressure than required is recorded – the system will switch on the pump to adjust the pressure. The system controls the pressure every time when watering system is working.
Responsible person of mushroom growing has the possibility to select manual or automatic mode settings. The watering process is the same in both cases, only the way and time of starting the process are changes. The operator of the irrigation system uses the touch panel to select the cultivation room and the amount of water that the system will supply per square meter of cultivation. In addition, it is necessary to make settings on what day of the week and what time the watering should start, so that the system, according to the stored parameters, performs the tasks automatically. The difference between manual mode is that switching on the cultivation room is a manual ‘start watering’ button.
See also: Climate systems for mushroom growing