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Float Valves

Float valves are some of the most useful components to maintaining good water quality for your livestock. They ensure the water in troughs or storage tanks are always at the level you want, so cows in your cattle panels can always enjoy a full trough of refreshing water. They work just like a tap, but are controlled by a float attached to an arm. When the float rises to a particular level, the arm swings as the float rises and shuts off the water outlet. Other livestock supplies and equipment are also necessary to provide your animals the best nutrition and fulfil other needs to produce the best yield possible.

Float Valves for Agriculture

Float valves used for raising animals or irrigating crops are distinct from those used in normal household applications, such as in toilet tanks. They operate on the same principle, but typically have longer arms than conventional float valve components. For starters, the floats in water trough float valves are quite larger than in household water tanks to provide more force in swivelling the arm to close the valve. Agricultural float valves can also handle high water pressure, effectively shutting off strong water flow without leaking.

Types of Agricultural Float Valves

Traditional trough valve designs use long lever arms to shut off the water flow. Clever livestock have been able to figure out the mechanism, however, and often meddle with the water flow. This is why some manufacturers incorporate innovations that eliminate the lever arm in favour of cord or float attachments. Other designs use an underwater system that has a reversed shut off mechanism. The valve is installed at the bottom of the trough wall and once the float reaches the desired water level, the steel arm pulls the valve shut.

Other Equipment

Other industrial irrigation equipment required for installing trough float valves include fittings, PVC pipes or hoses and even timers to regulate the periods when you want the valves to output water. Components like sprinklers also ensure that grazing areas are watered well, while long lawn hoses can provide water flow to the sprinklers or trough valves.

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