What Maintenance Does My Irrigation Automation System Need?

Product Manager

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Recommended Maintenance

Per Schedule

  • Inspect the status of each unit online, confirming that:
    • Equipment state is as expected (open, closed, in error etc)
    • Battery is healthy with more than 60% SOC
    • Using 'Manage Equipment, verify that the 'Last Contacted' time is no more than 30 minutes ago

Regular Weekly, Bi-Weekly System Review

  • Inspect the status of each unit, confirming that:
    • Equipment state is as expected (open, closed, in error etc)
    • Battery is healthy with more than 60% SOC
    • Using 'Manage Equipment, verify that the 'Last Contacted' time is no more than 30 minutes ago
    • Battery charging is healthy, via 'Manage Equipment' check that daily average supply is more than daily average demand
    • Actuator communications are error free
    • Any other errors are fully investigated
    • Faulty equipment is reported and corrected

Monthly Physical Maintenance

The customer should expect to invest 15-30 minute for each unit on a regular basis to perform routine and preventative maintenance.

  • Physical inspection of every equipment site
    • opening the C3 enclosure
    • checking for any ants or moisture
    • replacing the pest baits etc
    • making sure the cables are in order and no sign of damage
    • wiping the solar panels with a damp cloth to ensure no obscuring

Per Season (1 month prior)

  • Coordinate with PSP to activate equipment
  • Physical inspection of every equipment site
    • As above for "Monthly Physical Maintenance"
    • checking each unit's battery state of charge and solar input
    • Operate actuator locally
    • Operate in 'dry' schedule
    • Ensure all non-operational equipment is reported and corrected

Post Season

  • Coordinate with PSP to hibernate equipment in an orderly fashion in line with guidance from Observant
  • Any other preventative maintenance to improve longevity of equipment
    • Disconnecting actuator etc



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