# Irrigation softwares

**irrigation design software**and other tools to design irrigation systems. Nowadays engineers involved in the design of irrigation systems make use of tools such as abacuses, graphs, tables provided by manufacturers of materials for irrigation in their catalogs. Are also developed spreadsheets and several companies offer software to design irrigation systems, but these are based on approximate algorithms. Typically, these software are created for small projects of irrigation systems for public parks and gardening, and make use of simplifying assumptions valid only for small plants for irrigation. Therefore, these instruments, and also the

**irrigation software**proposed by third parties, are inadequate for professional use and for the design of irrigation systems of large dimensions. In summary, the design of irrigation systems is now based on:

- Empirical methods, slow and laborious, which consist in testing, directly in the field, the material to be adopted in the irrigation system;
- Abacuses/graphs or tables provided by manufacturers of materials for irrigation in their catalogs;
- Tedious mathematical procedures that consider only standard and unrealistic through the use of simple or sophisticated spreadsheets;
**Irrigation design software**, based on approximate algorithms, usually born for small projects of public green and gardening, which are supported by simplifying assumptions valid for small irrigation systems but less suitable for professional use and for the design of large sizes irrigation systems. These software, based on inaccurate calculation criteria, are more dedicated to the CAD drawing of irrigation systems, rather than a professional complete project equipped with a reliable hydraulic calculation.

## Rapidity of Design | ## Accuracy of the result | ## High Irrigation Efficiency | ## Quick Data Input | ## Irrigation material database | |

## Empirical methods | |||||

## Abacuseses and graphs | |||||

## SbS Procedure (spreadsheet) | |||||

## ALTRI SOFTWARE | |||||

## IRRIPRO |

# Irrigation system design: use of abacuses, graphs and tables.

# Irrigation system design: use of spreadsheets.

# Irrigation system design: the irrigation software.

- The risk of incorrect results;
- Higher costs and waste: we often tend to oversize for safety reasons, parts of a plant and the use of water resources is not efficient;
- Agricultural production limited by the unoptimized irrigation factor;
- Legal arguments, often occurring between the farm where it is installed the irrigation system and the professional or the company that operates the installation.

# Irrigation system design: IrriPro.

The software for the design of irrigation systems IrriPro thanks to its "heart of calculation" that makes use of the fundamental equations of hydraulics, is able to analyze the irrigation networks with a new and rigorous method. The formulation of the classical equations of hydraulics used in the algorithm excludes forms of empiricism and simplifying assumptions that depart from the expected final result. The software, in fact uses a calculation algorithm that solves the equations that govern the motion of the currents in pressure (equations of continuity and equation of motion) starting from the boundary hydraulic and geometric conditions, from the plano and altimetric distribution of the irrigation network, as well as hydraulic and geometric characteristics of the pipes and installed emitters.

- realizing an irrigation network on any terrain;
- ensuring the efficiency of the plants;
- making save water and fertilizers;
- improving the quality and quantity of production and therefore profitability of the farm;
- making save approximately 5-10% on the cost of installation of the system.

The designer is supported in the search for changes to be made to improve the design, as it features tools for analysis and diagnostics needed to assess the consequences of each design choice.