Flow rate errors of atomizers used on orchard tower sprayers
Farooq, M. | Salyani, M.
Applied engineering in agricultureVolume 20 Issue 4 ISSN 0883-8542
Nozzle flow rate; Water flow; Orchard tower sprayers; Atomizers; Sprayer tanks; Spatial variation
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of sprayer output, tank fill level, and the presence of a surfactant on the flow rates of top, middle, and bottom groups of nozzles/atomizers used on tower sprayers. Air-blast and air-curtain sprayers were operated at low, medium, and high outputs. While all atomizers were running simultaneously, the flow rates of nozzle/atomizer groups were measured at different tank fill levels. Includes references