Water reticulation system for new rotary dairy shed

June 2018

In 2018 Think Water Smithton was contracted by Moon Lake Pty Ltd to design and install a water reticulation system for their new rotary dairy shed. Located in Woolnorth on the north-west coast of Tasmania, the farm milks up to 1100 milking cows and is a fully operational spring calving facility.

The $248,000 project involved supplying a whole water package for a new Rotary Dairy.  Once the system was designed the installation took place over a two month period with windy weather as the leading challenge for the installation team.

The water reticulation system included a vast network of fittings, pumps, pipe and hose creating a connection from the water source to storage tanks and the milking shed.

Three Grundfos pumps were used at various stages of the network.

  • NBG100x65-315 Grundfos Pump complete with CUE Variable speed drive – Complete with an axial suction port, radial discharge port, horizontal shaft and a back pull-out design enabling removal of the motor, motor stool, cover and impeller without disturbing the pump housing or pipework.
  • CM10-3 Grundfos Pump – A compact, reliable, horizontal, multistage, end-suction centrifugal pump with an axial suction port and radial discharge port.
  • CRI32-2 Grundfos Pump – A vertical, multistage centrifugal pump with inlet and outlet ports on same the level (inline).

Fittings and valves from Advanced Industrial Products and Philmac were used throughout creating a robust easy to maintain system that is suitable for the rough Australian climate. 250,000L Heritage Water Tanks were chosen to complement the system with their attractive, strong, durable and engineer certified steel wall. Iplex pipes were used throughout the system.