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Knowledge Center Technical Projects

The Royal Brinkman Knowledge Center is divided into seven themes. Under theme Technical projects you find information and maintenance tips for different water and electrical installations. 

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For the next 5 weeks you'll receive our personalised newsletter once a week. For each region we have made a selection covering the most current topics. You can think of topics like: climate control, glass cleaning, tips for crop rotation, hygiene management, fertilization, and water management.

  • Why should I do a boiler water treatment?

    By monitoring your boiler water, WKK-systems, CV-systems and cooling systems yearly you can prevent a lot of trouble. More and more insurance companies make demands on the water quality in WKK-systems as well as heating systems.

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  • What types of drippers are available?

    A dripper is an element or capillary hose that doses the water to the plant. In general, there are three kind of drippers: capillary drippers, labyrinth drippers and pressure compensated and self-closing drippers. The best decision for a dripper depends on the cultivation, the length of a bed, the amount of drippers per meter and the desired water flow.

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  • How to choose the right plug?

    Feedwater is administered to the substrate by means of a plug. This plug is part of a drop set and is always used in combination with a dripper and microtube.

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  • How do you clean the drip system during cultivation?

    While inspecting the dripper system, contamination can be noted. Drip system contamination negatively affects water delivery and, with that, the crops. Therefore the drip system needs to be cleaned in case of contamination.

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  • How do you clean the drip system after cultivation?

    The drip system provides your crop with just the right amount of water. Contamination of the drip system because of water spreading pathogens/germs and algae can cause a biofilm to develop in the drip system. This is disastrous for your crops. It is therefore of most importance that the drip system is cleaned regularly.

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  • How do you construct a water tank?

    Many horticultural companies use water tanks in which to store water that is, among other things, used to irrigate crops. In order to prevent cracking, tilting, corrosion and leakage, you have to construct the water tank correctly and precisely.

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  • 10 tips for the conservation of a water tank

    The bursting or overflowing of water tanks is a great damage risk for your company. We provide 10 tips to prevent damage to or by a water tank.

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  • How to use a dripping hose?

    Irrigation by means of a drip system enables you to achieve maximum yield and quality with a minimum use of water and fertilizers. However, it is important that you handle the dripping hose correctly. That is why we have drawn up a user recommendation for the dripping hose.

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  • How to clean sprinklers?

    Depending on the water quality and the fertilizers used, precipitation of salts (especially calcium compounds) can occur on and in the sprinklers of your irrigation system. Higher dirt levels will interfere with the operation of the sprinklers.

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  • How do you prevent excessive moisture in a greenhouse?

    A humid climate leads to various cultivation problems, such as inequality and the onset of diseases in you crop. Therefore it’s important to control the moisture by dehumidifying. Dehumidifying the greenhouse can reduce the moisture supply or increase the moisture output.

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  • How to choose the right assimilation lamps?

    Sunlight is essential for plant growth, but there is not always enough sunlight available for the horticultural sector. That is why many growers use assimilation lamps. Assimilation lamps are lamps that are used to supplement (a lack of) natural sunlight with artificial light, which stimulates plant growth.

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  • How to clean the partial flow filter of the heating system?

    In the water of the heating system, pollution may accumulate slowly. Therefore, it is important to frequently clean the partial flow filter of the heating system.

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  • How to maintain the filters of the watering system?

    Regular maintenance on the filters of the watering system is important for the preservation. The crop rotation is a good time for this.

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  • Malfunction of an UdiMatic filter

    It is possible that an UdiMatic filter shows a fault, or that other problems occur. In that case, it is important that you act as quickly as possible and resolve the fault. In this article, our specialist will list the most common failures of an UdiMatic filter and the associated solutions for you.

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  • Malfunction of an Udi 6Matic or 863R automatic filter

    The Udi 6Matic and the Udi 863R filters are automatic, self-cleaning sieve filters. It is possible that an Udi 6Matic or an Udi 863R filter may have a malfunction, or that other problems may occur. In that case, it is important that you act as soon as possible and resolve the fault so that as few problems as possible occur.

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  • How to solve a malfunction of a Bermad plastic valve?

    It is possible that a Bermad plastic valve shows a fault, or that other problems occur. In the event of a fault, no water can pass through, or water can constantly pass through. Both situations are undesirable and must therefore be remedied as soon as possible.

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  • Malfunction of the Priva Vialux

    A malfunction may occur in a Priva Vialux system. Most faults are detected by the process computer and reported as an alarm, after which the system switches to the fault phase and (in most cases) stops working. Below you will find an overview of the most common malfunctions of the Priva Vialux and the associated solutions.

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  • Maintenance of an UdiMatic filter

    An UdiMatic filter is an automatic self-cleaning filter that is used in medium-sized process, cooling, recirculation and irrigation systems. Due to the automatic cleaning, the filter can continuously supply water of good quality. To guarantee this and to prevent malfunctions, it is important that you maintain an UdiMatic filter properly.

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  • What kind of PVC fittings are available?

    There are lots of different kind of PVC fittings with multiple different purposes, such as the drainage of rainwater. This page offers an overview of the different sorts of PVC fittings and their names. Our specialist gives you an overview.

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  • Which types of PE accessoiries are available?

    There are many PE accessories available for all kinds of applications, among which rain water drainage systems. This page contains an overview of the various types of PE accessories and their corresponding names.

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  • How to replace PVC pipes and fittings?

    PVC pipes and fittings are used in all kinds of horticultural installations - thanks in part to the high chemical resistance and strength of the material - and are therefore indispensable in this sector. Even though PVC is a strong material, it is possible that a pipe or a fitting need to be replaced.

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  • Strawberryfarm Birkenhof, Germany

    Royal brinkman is currently installing different projects in Germany. On behalf of Gerhard Deuschle from Strawberryfarm Birkenhof, Royal Brinkman has completed this project in the 3rd quarter of 2016.

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  • P’Petual, Adelaide, Australia

    Royal Brinkman installed water and electric technology at project P’Petual in Adelaide, Australia, which is constructed for the cultivation of cucumbers, eggplants and tomatos.

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  • Phase 2 for grower Ian Mortlock, Australia

    In 2012 Royal Brinkman did one of the first projects in Australia. Containing the build of 1.6 Ha greenhouse in cooperation with 'Faber Glasshouses'.

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  • New construction greenhouse – checklist

    The new const of a greenhouse is a major project that requires you to consider many different things. For that reason, we have drawn up a checklist of the possible materials, required for a new construction of a greenhouse.

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  • Tips to limit storm damage to the greenhouse

    A storm can cause enormous damage to greenhouse horticulture businesses. That is why it is important to take measures when a storm is imminent.

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  • Conversion tables for horticulture

    In horticulture, all kinds of different units are used for distance, area, volume measures, weight, power, temperature, torque and pressure. To avoid confusion, here is an overview of conversion tables for the most common units used in horticulture.

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