Weekly Intake: A Water Intake Systems Blog

Traveling Water Screens in Agriculture

By Michael Stock


Agriculture has been a crucial part of human existence for thousands and thousands of years. However, it's only in the past few hundred years that heavy machinery and equipment have been used to help make agricultural processes more efficient.

Way back in 1892 our grandfather company, Chain Belt, started out in the agricultural equipment industry. Needless to say, things have changed a lot since then; our brand has evolved and changed names and agricultural equipment has gotten more complex.  The seeds we planted in 1892 are still growing, our traveling water screens continue to be used in a variety of agricultural applications.


Traveling Water Screen Uses & Considerations


In agricultural applications, traveling water screens are primarily used to filter water from canals, aqueducts and rivers that is going to be used in crop irrigation or raising livestock.

As with most large pieces of farm equipment, there are a few things to consider when selecting the right traveling water screens to help meet your water intake needs:

  1. In agriculture it is important to find the balance between protecting local ecosystems and producing crops in an efficient manner. This is where fish handling water screens can be used. These screens have features like smooth mesh and fish capturing baskets, that protect fish while efficiently filtering water.

  2. It is important to chose a screen that is durable and won't rust or corrode easily. A sturdy screen that can stand up to wear and tear can help protect the environment from chemicals released by screen deterioration and save you money on screen maintenance.

  3. Choose a traveling water screen that can be easily configured to meet your water intake specifications depending on whether you are using the water for irrigation or raising livestock. For both uses it is important that as much debris as possible is removed from the water. In the case of irrigation, it is especially important because it helps keep lines and hoses clean.

Have questions about using traveling water screens for your water intake needs? Well, our product experts have answers!

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