BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department
BS in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
This senior project discusses the design and construction of a remedial pumping system at Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch. The site the system is installed is called the College Well Station where it will be used to irrigate about two acres of turf. Excessive iron residue is in their water, so in order to prevent this residue from clogging the irrigation system, this system was installed. The system consists of a 2,500 gallon settling tank, booster pump, variable frequency drive (VFD), and a bladder tank. The settling tank will settle the iron particles to the bottom, preventing the pump from pumping the particles into the system.