Price Qty
July Sessionshow details + $550.00 (USD)  
August Sessionshow details + $550.00 (USD)  
September Sessionshow details + $550.00 (USD)  
October Sessionshow details + $550.00 (USD)  
November Sessionshow details + $550.00 (USD)  
December Sessionshow details + $550.00 (USD)  

  • June Session CANCELLED
    June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • July Session
    July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • August Session
    August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • September Session
    September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • October Session
    October 9, 2017 - October 13, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • November Session
    November 6, 2017 - November 10, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • December Session
    December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Course Outline:

I. Irrigation Overview 2 hrs
  • Definition of Irrigation
  • Methods of Irrigation
  • History of Irrigation
  • Terminology/definitions
  • About the Exam
II. Irrigation Equipment 1.5 hrs
  • Types of Sprinklers
  • Types of Systems
  • Controllers
  • Electric Valves
  • Hydraulic Valves
  • Remote Sensors – Moisture & Freeze Protection
  • Pumps
  • Source Water & Filtration
III. Cross Connection Control 1.5 hrs
  • Video
  • Definition/types
  • Backflow prevention equipment
  • 50 questions & answers
  • Quiz
IV. Piping & Hydraulics 5.0 hrs
  • Terminology
  • Types
  • OD – ID – Wall Thickness
  • Pressure and Pressure Losses
  • Effects of Elevation on pressure
  • Measurement of pressure
  • Pressure loss charts
  • How to calculate pressure losses
  • Water Hammer/effects/prevention
V. Sprinkler Performance 2 hrs
  • Distribution, uniformity, efficiency
  • Effects of wind & pressure
  • Nozzle performance
  • Head spacing
  • Precipitation Rate
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Soil-water-plant relationships
  • Effects of excess pressure
VI. Developing Plot Plan 1 hr
  • The Design Process
  • Drafting Equipment/CAD
  • Data Required
  • Measuring Techniques
  • Scale drawing based on Field Measurements
VII. Head Layout 2.5 hrs
  • Head/nozzle Selection
  • Triangular vs Square Spacing
  • Borders, Curves, Sidewalks, Fences, etc.
  • Drafting Techniques
  • Produce a scale drawing
  • Spray vs Rotary Layout
  • Head layout from a given plot plan
VIII. Zoning & Pipe Sizing 6.5 hrs
  • Determine flow requirement
  • Flow Velocity
  • Estimated Design Flow per zone
  • Selection of Components
  • Pressure Loss Calculations
  • Velocity Charts to Determine Pipe Size
  • Routing & Sizing pipe
  • Drafting the final design
  • Irrigation Design Procedure
    13 steps to follow 
  • Looped Mains
  • Rotary Systems
  • Design a System on a scaled plot plan
IX. Electrical .5 hrs
  • Controller Installation
  • Valve Wiring/splicing
  • Wire Sizing
X. Micro Irrigation 1.5 hrs
  • Components of a drip system
  • Emission Devices
  • Pipe and Fittings
  • Flow Rates
  • Pipe sizing
  • Basic Design Principles
XI. The Law in Texas 2 hrs
  • Statutes, Rules and Regulations
  • Licensing & License Renewal
  • Enforcement
  • Irrigator Advisory Council
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Local Codes/ State Codes
  • Minimum Standards – design & installation
  • Backflow Prevention Methods
XII. Designs in Class 14 hrs
Student required to do 3 designs in the classroom

Total Classroom Hours            40 hrs

 

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 817-475-4178

Venue Website:

Address:
14150 Trinity Blvd. Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155, United States