What’s the most important: Water Pressure or Flow Rate to my troughs?
Some customers get confused between the supply pressure and the supply flow rate.
The resting pressure can be high and yet the supply flow rate can still be inadequate.
Simply put, the most important thing is the Water Supply Flow rate.
That is what you need to concentrate on rather than the supply pressure.
It’s all about Flow Volume and then the supply pressure required to deliver that Flow Volume.
Every meter of pipe , every fitting, every joiner reduces the flow rate by adding friction to the supply flow.
You need to spend the time calculating all this so you know how much water is actually available at the trough.
Then you can match your grazing patterns and heard sizes to suite the water supply available.
You need to determine how much water is required at the trough to suite the herd size and their water needs.
Then decide on the size of trough while allowing at least 4 – 5 minutes of water supply already in the trough as a buffer.
So if you need to supply 240 litres per minute, you should have at least 1000 litres of water already in the trough.
For any Trough valve to fully open and provide the full inflow, the water level in the trough has to drop.
For a Cocky Valve Ulti Flo the water level has to drop by only 150mm (6”).
At just 150mm (6”) drop in water level the Cocky Valve Ulti Flo is fully open and delivering all the inflow available.
200kpa – 240lpm, 400Kpa – 300lpm, 600kpa – 350lpm, 800kpa – 400lpm & 900kpa – 430lpm.
There is not another valve that matches the Cocky Valve range for performance and reliability.
So stop wasting money, time and water………buy it once, fit it once – just buy a Cocky Valve!