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Flow Sensor Basics

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Flow Sensor Basics

This course will offer information about the reasons to incorporate flow sensing into an irrigation automation system and the basics of flow sensor operation.  The course will also explain the best practices of installing flow sensors in the piping system, wiring the sensor output to the irrigation controller and how the flow signal is used in their control logic.


  • Rationale for adding flow sensors
  • Theory of operation
  • Hydraulics and Installation
  • Signal outputs and transmission
  • Controller interpretation of flow sensor signals
  • Troubleshooting