Farm Water Reticulation Design

Created out of the proven Certificate in Agricultural Engineering Course previously offered by Massey University, but now updated by the MPTA.

This new three-day course covers all aspects of engineering design of water reticulation systems found on New Zealand farms including Stockwater, Dairy Shed and Domestic supplies.

Extensive use is made of practical examples and tutorial style teaching allowing the student to gain vital skills in designing and performing calculations.

Participants of all levels will gain vital skills from this course, with newly developed techniques using EXCEL Calculators enabling the most complex calculations to be performed easily.

This course compliments the MPTA FDE Hydraulic Design course click here...

Who Should Attend

Industry personnel involved in the design and/or installation of Farm Water Reticulation Systems. Pump equipment importers, installers, designers and consultants and rural servicing companies.

Course Content

  • Water Quality and Safety
  • Assessment of Farm Water Requirements for stock, dairy sheds and other farm uses
  • Water Treatment and Backflow Prevention
  • Hydraulic Theory and Pipe Selection
  • Parrallel Pipe Systems
  • Ringmain Design
  • Pump Selection Procedures
  • Design Options and Complete System Design

A post course assignment is required to be completed as part of this course in order to be awarded the unit standard/s stipulated.

Participants who successfully complete this course and the post-course assignment will be accredited with NZQA Unit Standards 29159, Demonstrate knowledge of farm water reticulation design methods (Level 4, 5 credits) and 29160, Apply knowledge of design methods to design a farm water reticulation system (Level 4, 10 credits) and will receive a NZMPTA Certificate of Achievement in Farm Water Reticulation Design.