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									         INSTALLATION CODE OF PRACTICE FOR
                IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

                    Consultation feedback document
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The consultation questions attached assume that you are familiar with the Draft Installation
Code of Practice for Irrigation Systems document as some of the questions refer to
paragraphs within the document. Before responding to the questionnaire, please ensure
you have read and understood the contents of these documents and the confidentiality
and disclaimer notice above.



Please send your completed consultation form to acurtis@irrigationnz.co.nz

or mail it to:

Installation Code of Practice
c/ IrrigationNZ
PO Box 3872
Christchurch 8140




         The closing date for consultation is Midnight Friday 1st July 2011.
The Installation Code of Practice for Irrigation Systems project team will publish the
                         amended document in due course.




                 Response to consultation document
To help analyse the response, please complete the contact information at the beginning of
the form below.

Space is provided for written comments on each question.

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Name:


Name of organisation:


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Email:


Telephone (including area code)


Are you responding as an:
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Please indicate which applies to your response with an ‘X’

Irrigation system installer
Irrigation system designer
Irrigation system owner
Irrigation system operator
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Other – please specify




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Consultation questions

Section 1 – Introduction

Q1. There has never been a code of practice for irrigation system installation
in New Zealand of this style. Are you satisfied the code will contribute to
acceptable levels of installation performance?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Section 2 – Contracting

Q2. Would having a standard installation contract form written specifically for
New Zealand contracting conditions be useful?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Section 3 – Pipelines

Q3. When back filling trenches, should mechanical joints be left exposed until
after pressure testing is completed?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




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Q4. Should the information about working in excavations deeper than 1m be
included in an appendix?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Q5. Handling PE pipe especially large diameters is a special case due to its
thermal expansion properties. Does the document adequately set out how to
handle this material?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Q6. Would typical thrust block design diagrams be a useful inclusion?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




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Section 4 – Pump Stations

Q7 Should materials other than galvanised pipe be allowed in above ground
headworks installations and under what circumstances?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Section 5 – Electrical components

Q8. Should additional information be developed on separation of high voltage
(i.e. 230VAC and above) and low voltage (e.g. 24VAC) signal cables?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Q9. Should information be included on installation of control system signal
cables in the field?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




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Section 6 – Irrigators

Q10.     Should the Code be extended to include installation
recommendations on other forms of emitters (e.g. dripline, turf sprinklers,
micro sprinklers, etc)?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Section 7 – Accessory components

Q11.     The final positioning of air relief valves is often left to the installer
due to design information limits. Does the document adequately set out how
to make placement decisions?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Section 8 – Commissioning

Q12 Would a standard commission format be a useful inclusion in the code?


Please provide any views or comments in the box below




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General

Q13.    Do you have access to the standards listed or have used them
before?

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Q14.      How often do you feel the Code of Practice needs to be reviewed?

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Q15.        Are there any other issues you would like to raise?

Please provide any views or comments in the box below




Thank you for taking time to give us your views.

Please send your completed consultation form to acurtis@irrigationnz.co.nz

or mail it to:

Installation Code of Practice
c/ IrrigationNZ
PO Box 3872
Christchurch 8140




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