AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE SPRAYERS 3/2

AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE SPRAYERS 3/2

FAO Technical Standards

Sprayer Specifications and Test Procedures

PART 2: VEHICLE MOUNTED AND TRAILED SPRAYERS

Rome

October 1997

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This document was prepared by T.L. Wiles and D.G. Sharp of Wiles Agriculture International, with the assistance of Professor G.A. Matthews and Mr. Evan Thornhill, IPARC, and Prof. P.C.H. Miller, Silsoe Research Institute. The valuable contribution and comments of the many international experts from both the public and private sector are also acknowledged.


C O N T E N T S

PART TWO - VEHICLE MOUNTED AND TRAILED SPRAYERS

SPRAYER SPECIFICATIONS 1

INTRODUCTION

SPECIFICATIONS

MODULE 1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

MODULE 2 SPRAY TANKS

MODULE 3 CLEAN WATER PERSONAL WASHING TANK

MODULE 4 PUMPS

MODULE 5 FILTERS AND HOSES

MODULE 6 CONTROL VALVES AND GUAGES

MODULE 7 BOOMS- FIELD CROPS

MODULE 8 BOOMS- BUSH AND TREE CROPS

MODULE 9 FANS FOR AIR ASSISTED SPRAYING

MODULE 10 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE NOZZLES

MODULE 11 TWIN FLUID NOZZLES

MODULE 12 ROTARY SPRAY GENERATING DEVICES

OTHER MODULES

MODULE 13 INDUCTION HOPPERS

MODULE 14 FLUSHING /RINSE WATER TANK

MODULE 15 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING STORAGE

No. TEST PROCEDURE

1 LEAKAGE FROM THE COMPLETE SPRAYER

2 CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

3 MECHANICAL STRENGTH OF THE TANK

4 TANK AGITATION

5 PRESSURE / FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM

6 LIQUID RETENTION IN THE SPRAYER

7 SPRAY QUALITY

8 SPRAY VOLUME DISTRIBUTION PATTERN

9 ASSESSMENT OF BOOM SUSPENSION PERFORMANCE

APPENDIX 1 Composition of the test powder containing copper oxychloride