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InVigorateU Irrigation Training

 

Presenter:
Don Franklin, CID, CLIA, EPA Water Sense Manager
Specification Manager
Hunter Industries  

Don Franklin
Irrigation Training Sponsored By:  
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About the Presenter
Don Franklin has been in the landscape industry over 49 years. He has been a landscape contractor and product manager. He is an Irrigation Association Regional Instructor, a Certified Irrigation Designer, a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor and EPA Water Sense Partner. He served six years on the Irrigation Association Certification Board and is currently on the I.A.’s Education Committee. His education is in ornamental horticulture and soil science. For 37 years Don has been involved in water management during that time he has designed and implemented various central control systems. In 2006 Don joined Hunter Industries as the Northern California Specification Manager.

NOTE: If your company is in need of the 16-hour initial certification course, you are able to take all four of the 4-hour courses list below under Course ID 750-198-C6 and qualify with the State of Illinois. Contact the IGIA office if you have questions.

Monday, January 14

8am - 12pm
Low Voltage Electrical Troubleshooting (4 CEUs)
Course ID 750-198-C9

This is a hands-on course covering the following:

Understanding course objectives

  • Basic electrical terms and how they relate to water
  • Understanding and using various tools required to accomplish the objectives
    • Use of Digital Volt-Ohm Meter
    • Use of Digital Milliamp Clamp-On Meter
  • Understanding the following circuits
    • Single zone
    • Multi zone
    • Parallel
    • Series
  • Understanding how water pressure will affect electrical requirements
  • Understanding and identifying field wire problems
    • Open
    • Partial
    • Shorts
    • Tying it all together

 1pm - 5pm

Irrigation Scheduling (4 CEUs)
Course ID 750-198-C10

This is a hands-on course covering the following:

Understanding course objectives

  • Elements required to calculate an irrigation schedule
    • Understanding various emission devices (sprinkler heads)
    • Water supply
    • Water pressure
    • Weather
      • ET
        • What is it?
        • How it affects irrigation
    • Plant type
      • Various plant water requirements
    • Soils
      • Determining soil type
      • Intake rates
      • Holding capacity
    • Creating an irrigation schedule based on:
      • Plant Available Water
      • Management Allowable Depletion

Tuesday, January 15

8am - 12pm
Drip Design & Scheduling for Urban Landscapes (4 CEUs)
Course ID 750-198-C8

This is a hands-on course covering the following:

Understanding course objectives

  • When should drip be used
  • Types of drip
    • In-Line
    • Point Source
  • Choosing the right emitter for the right application
    • Plant spacing
    • Soil type
  • Things to consider
    • Pressure
      • Static
      • Dynamic
    • Pipe sizing
    • Valve sizing
  • Layout
  • Scheduling
    • Soil, Water & Plant relationship
      • In-Line
      • Point Source
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance

1pm - 5pm

Overhead Irrigation Components & Design (4 CEUs)
Course ID 750-198-C7

This is a hands-on course covering the following:

Understanding course objectives

  • Types of overhead irrigation and how efficient they are
    • Impact
    • Rotor
    • Spray
    • Multi-Stream, Multi-Trajectory Rotor
  • Things to consider
    • Pressure
      • Static
      • Dynamic
      • Water hammer
    • Pipe sizing
    • Valve sizing
  • Matching precipitation rates
  • Layout
  • Preventing run-off
    • Determining soil type
    • In-take rates
  • Scheduling
    • ET
    • Soil, Water & Plant relationship