The construction land for GTIIT’s campus is divided into two phases, with a total area of 424,000 square meters, namely: 68,667 square meters of the land for the first phase (North campus), which was used as the initial start-up area; Phase II construction land (south campus) covers an area 355,333 square meters, serving as the main campus of the school, which was inaugurated earlier this year.
During the early construction stage of the first phase (North Campus), traditional manual irrigation was implemented to irrigate the campus green areas, using single valve timers. Lacking central irrigation control management, the university’s management department reported the following problems:
- A large number of valves are not controlled and are inconvenient to operate
- No water meter – inability to control and manage the actual amount of irrigated water
- No pressure control – Often situations where system operators were unaware of insufficient water pressure resulting in low flow for the sprinkler and drip system
- Un-systemized irrigation resulted in uneven growth of the vegetation which affected the overall appearance of the campus
- Inability to receive water accumulation reports in order to manage the annual water budget
Due to the problems GTIIT encountered with irrigating the North Campus, the university has decided to adopt Mottech’s IRRInet Remote Control System in the early stage of planning and designing the irrigation system of the South Campus
Earlier this year, the South Campus was installed with Mottech’s new generation decoder system (MDS), together with the ICCPRO 5 central management platform, achieving remote, efficient, accurate and centralized management of the landscape irrigation of the entire South Campus. the system components include:
- ICCPRO 5 Central Management Platform (Server located in Mainland China)
- IRRInet M controllers
- MDS decoder module (Ability to control up to 200 valves on a single IRRInet M controller)
- MDS single station decoder
- Lighting Surge Protection units installed along with the two-wire cables
The MDS system offers the university advanced diagnostic and monitoring tools, which monitor various functions and overall statuses of the system in real-time, such as the decoder temperature, state of the valve, in-rush voltage, holding voltage, current leakage, etc. These tools enable the system operators to receive a real-time picture of the whole system’s status, working conditions and real-time alerts.
Using the ICCPRO 5 central management platform, the university’s management department can now easily manage the landscape irrigation of the entire campus anytime and anywhere by:
- Controlling the irrigation quantities according to crop type and season
- Controlling the irrigation schedules (for example, some areas are only irrigated at night)
- Managing water pressure to ensure irrigation uniformity in all areas
- Receiving various graphs and reports on information such as flow, water accumulation, rainfall, etc., in order to plan water budgets
- Lowering water and operational costs
After installation and commissioning, the university management department shows satisfaction with the performance of Mottech’s system and wishes that the system will be expanded with more IRRInet controllers and decoder units as the campus expands, including upgrading the traditional irrigation system that was originally installed in the North Campus.