Groundwater, especially in Middle Eastern countries and African countries, are fossil water resources that have been formed over millions of years. Many of these water resources contain high levels of iron.
Dissolved iron found in groundwater is Iron (Fe ++) as iron. Soluble iron-containing iron compounds are colorless when dissolved in water.
Ferric (Fe +++) oxidizes to iron when groundwater containing iron is pumped to the surface. This Ferric Oxide (Fe2O3) is insoluble and reddish / brown in color. Its common name is rust and is particularly responsible for damage to pumps and Center Pivot pipes.
Since the rust particles are very small, they start to adhere to the surface of the pipe with the irrigation water and over time, most of these particles accumulate on the pipe, causing the pipe to rot and causing the center pivot to be damaged.
Iron in irrigation water can be an essential nutrient for plants, but instead it oxidizes when in contact with air, blocking the Center Pivot sprinkler nozzles, filters, pump assemblies and Center Pivot Span pipes, contributing to scale formation in the pipes, which also narrows the inner diameter of the pipe. the amount of water passing through will be significantly reduced. However, serious yield losses may be experienced as there will not be sufficient development in plants that receive insufficient water.
Since the accumulation of iron, lime or other chemicals in Atlantis Polypipe pipe will be less, your pump will continue to operate with less energy like the first day. Since there is no accumulation in the steel pipe, the pipes will last much longer.