Strategies For Irrigation Valve Troubleshooting

November 3, 2021 12:00 pm
Michael Pippen

Director of Business Development, Jain Irrigation

Valves are critical to every irrigation system. Unfortunately, operation issues with valves cause many problems for growers and water managers, including wasted water, plant stress, and crop loss. 

Because electrical and mechanical issues cause valve issues, troubleshooting can be complex for many. Michael Pippen has spent a lifetime in irrigation and developed an easy, concise, and accurate strategy for troubleshooting irrigation valves and shares it with us.  

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to quickly check the irrigation basics for clues to the valve problem.
  • Understand what symptoms point to electrical problems and what points to mechanical issues.
  • What water leaks from the valve mean.
  • What water hammer is and how it damages your system.
  • What to do when your valve doesn’t turn off.
  • What to do when your valve doesn’t turn on.

This session will make your life easier, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Michael Pippen

Director of Business Development

My entire career and personal life has been immersed in the agriculture industry. Being raised on a farm in the Mississippi River Delta, my background is in the commodity crops of cotton, corn, and soybeans. My professional career has been focused in the specialty fruit, vegetable and nut crops, however I now am spending considerable time in the commercial landscape market as well. Early in my career I provided CRM, design and sales services. More recently I have concentrated on market development, team management and strategic planning. I believe my experience at the field, distributor and manufacturer level gives me a unique perspective. My career passion is to provide practical solutions to help growers and property managers make better decisions by utilizing field proven technologies. 

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