Profession irrigation technician
Irrigation technicians specialise in the installation, maintenance and repair of sprinklers, pipes and other irrigation systems. They operate machinery used for irrigation systems handling, and ensure compliance with environmental standards.
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- Types of sprinklers
The different types of installations using water supply for the control and extinguishing of fires. These systems include fast- and standard response sprinklers wet and dry pipe systems, deluge systems, pre-action systems, foam water sprinkler systems, water spray systems, and water mist systems. Their preferred usage cases, advantages and disadvantages.
- Irrigation systems
The methods and systems management in irrigation.
- Water pressure
Physical laws, qualities and applications of liquid or water pressure.
- Install irrigation systems
Install and shift irrigation systems to distribute water according to needs.
- Ensure compliance with environmental legislation
Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.
- Maintain irrigation systems
Install irrigation, plumbing and sprinkler systems. Inspect and assess these systems according to agreed time schedules. Identify defects and wear in irrigation systems and arrange repairs.
- Lay pipe installation
Install the system of pipes used to transport a fluid, be it a liquid or a gas, from one point to another and connect it to the fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components.
- Maintain sprinkler systems
Repair and replace sprinkler system components: pumps, main feeder and lateral lines, sprinkler heads, valves, PVC pipes, controls, and electronically controlled water sensors. Replace low voltage wiring. Oversee sprinkler system maintenance.
- Maintain irrigation controllers
Maintain and program different types of irrigation controllers including mechanical, solar battery, digital and computer controlled systems.
- Compute irrigation pressure
Calculate how much pressure is needed for existing and planned irrigation systems. Include discharge and spray radius specification.
- Keep competences about irrigation systems up-to-date
Keep up to date with trends in irrigation systems. Review publications, and attending lectures and conferences. Cooperate with others in developing and revising overall grounds planning and the grounds handbook.
- Install sprinkler systems
Install sprinkler systems and adjust the pumps, main feeder and lateral lines, sprinkler heads, valves, PVC pipes, controls, and electronically controlled water sensors.
Optional knowledge and skillsdevelop irrigation strategies monitor water quality follow water supply schedule measure water flow fire safety regulations inspect fire equipment organise irrigation water reuse fire prevention procedures perform water testing procedures water policies
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