Protecting Irrigation System from Power Surges

Commercial Sprinkler System
Commercial Irrigation System

OVERVIEW

Today's increased reliance on very sensitive electronics makes surge protection an important topic for Commercial Irrigation System applications utilizing Sprinkler Systems. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety study found that $26 billion dollars was lost due to non-lightning power surges. In addition, there are about 25 million lightning strikes in the US each year that cause between $650M to $1B in losses according to the Insurance Information Institute, State Farm©.

This page discusses how to best protect your Irrigation System and all associated components like Main Service Panel, Power Cabinet, Controller Cabinet, and Sensors.

Sprinkler Head
Sprinkler Head

Selecting SPD for a Commercial Irrigation System

NEC/NFPA 70 require that Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) shall be UL1449 Listed. This means selecting a surge protector is easier than it has ever been. There are only a few choices available for SPDs that are UL Listed for any of the most commonly used surge standards including UL1449 5th Edition, UL497B, and UL497E.

Main Service Panel | Branch Panel | Sprinker Controller | Field Sensor |

Recommended SPD for Main Service Panel

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Main-Panel Main Panelboard480Vac MDS750E-480D MDS750E-480D

Recommended SPD for Branch Panel

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Main-Panel Power Circuit480Vac
Power Input
${ITEM_LINK#1356444}<-No Item, #1356444 M50-480D-A${ITEM_LINK#1356444}<-No Item, #1356444 M50-A

Recommended SPD for Sprinkler Controller

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Irrigation Sprinkler Control Power Circuit110Vac
Power Input
DS72US-240T/NN DS72US-240TNN

4-20mA${ITEM_LINK#1870}<-No Item, #1870 DLA-24D3${ITEM_LINK#1870}<-No Item, #1870 DLA-24D3 v.2

Recommended SPD for Field Sensors

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Irrigation Sensor Field Sensor4-20mA TSP15M-P-24D3 TSP15M }

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