Irrigation pumps are pumping machines used for the supply, transfer and pumping of water for irrigation purposes. An irrigation pump is one of the most important components in a typical irrigation system.
Irrigation pumps are usually powered by electricity, petrol, diesel, gas and solar energy etc. For large scale irrigation work, diesel powered irrigation pumps are usually used.
The most common types of irrigation pumps used in Nigeria are the petrol and diesel irrigation pumps. This is due to the fact that they are rugged and can be used anywhere.
The Most Common Types of Irrigation Pumps in Nigeria
The following are the most common types of irrigation pumps in Nigeria:
A centrifugal pump is a type of water pumps that works by using a rotating impeller. Examples of centrifugal pumps that can be used for irrigation in Nigeria include Wilo pump, Kama pump, Tigmax pump, Sumec pump etc.
A submersible pump is a type of water pump that can be used for irrigation. It works when submerged in water. Submersible pumps can be used in boreholes, rivers and dams etc.
Deep Well Pump
A deep well pump is an irrigation pump that can pump water from deep water wells. This type of water pumps can be used to pump water from rivers, dam, boreholes and other deep water reservoirs.
A solar pump is a type of water pump that uses the energy generated from the sun to pump water. A solar pump can be used as an irrigation pump. It has the advantage of being able to be used anywhere where there is sunlight.
Other common types of irrigation pumps in Nigeria are:
- Diesel water pumps
- Petrol water pumps
- Gas water pumps
- Surface pumps etc.
What type of irrigation pump do you use in Nigeria? Do you mind sharing your answers with us in the comments’ section?