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Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club

In the summer of 2022, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club in Engadine, MI to install a new control station.  The existing Progammable Logic Controller (PLC) became obsolete in 2012 and all available new/refurbished parts inventory have been depleted since 2019.  In the case of PLC failure, the system would of lost its automation meaning the pumps would need to be manually operated anytime irrigation is required.  In addition to this, the lead time for a replacement would be a minimum of 8 weeks.  Therefore, we installed a new control station rated 625 GPM at 120 PSI. The station also has Watervision Cloud Monitoring, including VFD and EBV technology which allows operations to be monitored remotely via an app on a smart phone.  We would like to thank Mr. Jim Nixon (Board of Directors President), Mr. Douglas Sanborn (General Manager) and Ms. Dee Robideau (CGCS) for trusting us to install their new control station.

Waushara Country Club

In the summer of 2022, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Waushara Country Club in Wautoma, WI to install a new pump station.  During a preventative maintenance inspection, it was observed that the existing pump station had several key issues which made the efficiency of the station severely erratic as well as creating a high potential for serious malfunction and repair.  Most of the components were original and while individual parts would of been available quickly, if the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) failed, it would be a minimum of 4-6 weeks for replacement to be an option.  We installed the new pump station that was rated at 1650 GPM at 115 PSI.  The station also has Watervision Cloud Monitoring, including VFD and EBV technology which allows operations to be monitored remotely via an app on a smart phone.   We would like to thank Mr. Eric Buchholz (General Manager) for trusting us to install a new pump station.

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club

In the spring of 2022, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Eau Claire Golf & Country Club in Altoona, WI to install a new control panel.  The existing Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) became obsolete in 2012 and therefore, all inventory of new/refurbished parts has been depleted since 2019.  Though operational, several other factors made running as is severely cost deficient.  This combined with the many benefits of replacing the control panel led to the approval to replace.  We installed a new Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) control panel which helps to lower overall operating costs.  In addition, the VFD included new Electronic Butterfly Valves which aid in the event of VFD fault or failure. The panel also has Watervision Cloud Monitoring, including VFD and EBV technology which allows operations to be monitored remotely via an app on a smart phone.  Finally, we also installed a new 5HP pump/motor and controls.   We would like to thank Mr. Nick Peinovich (CGCS) and Eric Carlson (President) for trusting us in the installation of their new control panel & pump.

Abbey Springs

In the summer of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Abbey Springs Golf Course in Fontana, WI to install new control panel(s) retrofitted to the existing equipment for their irrigation system.  The existing control cabinet had most of its original parts including the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Modicon computer which provides full control and automation for the pump station.  The retro fit included three new Electronic Butterfly Valves (EBV) for the main pumps, plus well pond monitoring and well controls.  These EBV’s serve as surge protection and on the fly backup in case of VFD failure with no loss of irrigation cycles.    We also installed a new control panel retrofitted to the existing equipment at the booster pump station.   Both stations also have Watervision Cloud Monitoring which aids in flow management of the booster station.   We would like to thank Mr. Lance Cotlon (Executive Director), Mr. Lee Suwalski (CGCS) and Mr. Andy Kronwall (Director of Golf) for trusting us to upgrading their main and booster pump stations.

Alpine Valley

In the summer of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Alpine Valley Resort in Elkhorn, WI to install a new pump station.  After an inspection, it was observed that one of two 75HP motors was inoperable due to age and the casing for second 75HP motor was fractured making it’s failure imminent. A 20HP motor was also severally damaged causing uncontrollable leaking along with a few other operative faults. A new horizontal suction lift station rated for 1500 GPM at 120PSI net discharge was installed. In addition, a “booster” pump station was added at the 140ft level to raise pressure to the upper golf holes. Both stations communicate to each other via Cellular communications and the Superintendent can monitor all operations via the Watervision App on his smartphone. We would like to thank Mr. Mark Williams (superintendent) and Alpine Valley for trusting us with replacing their pump station.

Pan Yak Golf Course

In the summer of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Pan Yak Golf Course in Kansasville, WI to install a brand new pump station including a new pump house building.  The existing pump station and pump house building both had several serious flaws which would not warrant any type of repair or upgrade a viable option.  The noted PSI measurement was a mediocre 55 PSI, where as it should of been between 80-100 PSI in order to operate the golf sprinklers properly.  We installed an entirely new pump station and housing which corrected all the issues and brought the entire system to a fully functioning state.  It also brought the flow up to 200 GPM at 100 PSI.  We would like to thank Mr. James Baumgart (President), Mr. Jim Baumgart (VP), and Mr. Scott Osborne (Superintendent) for trusting us to install their new pump station and pump house building.

Chula Vista Resort

In the spring of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Chula Vista Resort in Wisconisn Dells to install a new control cabinet for their pump station.   The onboard Programable Logic Controller (PLC) had signs of corrosion that was causing the PLC board to fault out at random set points.  Therefore, the station was out of automation mode and would remain as such due to parts for this PLC no longer being available.  We replaced the new control cabinet which returned the pump station to automation mode.  At the same time, we also installed a new 3″ pressure relief valve.  We would like to thank Mr. Mike Kaminski (CEO), and Mr. Clark Rowles (CGSS) for trusting us to bring their pump station back to working order.

Eagle River

In the spring of 2021, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted to install a new pump station at Eagle River Golf Course in Eagle River, WI.  After an inspection, it was observed that the existing horizontal centrifugal suction lift pump station was underperforming as the screen of the intake flume was being plugged on a regular basis.  This was causing a loss of flow to the pumps which in turn caused the station to fault out on low pressure.  This resulted in the stoppage of irrigation at unknown intervals which in turn resulted in poor irrigation.  A new pump station was installed which raised the capacity from an (estimated) 700GPM to 1000 @ 110psi net discharge. The station also has Watervision Cloud Monitoring, including VFD and EBV technology.  We were able to eliminate the existing wet well and draw water from close to the surface of the water by using a flotation suction line going into the channel approximately 20ft from the shore.  We were also able to utilize the existing pump station building with only minor modifications.  We would like to thank Mr. Jeffrey Hyslop (Mayor), Mr. Kyle Anderson (Superintendent) and the City of Eagle River for trusting us with replacing their pump station.

Gladstone Golf Club

In the spring of 2021, Gladstone Golf Club hired Irrigation Protection Services, Inc. to do an assessment of their aging and labor-intensive pump station. The original suction line pump station was built in 1996; we worked closely with the board of directors to approve a replacement that was within budget and reduce maintenance costs. Along with upgrading the hardware, we also updated the software side with VFD controls and cloud monitoring. What was originally a 3-pump set (5HP, 30HP, 75HP) suction lift station was replaced with 2 50 vertical turbine pumps along with a 5HP pressure maintenance pump and a new discharge manifold connection to the existing mainline. We utilized local contractors for equipment removal, installation, and electrical services. We would like to thank Mr. Bruce Cline, the superintendent at Gladstone Golf Club, along with the board of directors for trusting us with replacing their pump station.

Heritage Golf Course

At the end of 2020, Irrigation Protection Services, Inc, was contracted by Heritage Golf Course out of Marquette, Michigan to install an entirely new irrigation station. After we came and performed an assessment, it was found the equipment including the building was no longer structurally sound and wouldn’t be safe for operation past the 2020 season. We removed their current equipment and delivered the new fiberglass composite enclosure. The new station is capable of 1100 GPM @ 100 PSI; made possible by a 50 HP VFD between the main pumps and a 10 HP VFD dedicated to the jockey pump. We would like to thank the Marquette board of directors along with Craig Moore, Heritage Golf Course’s Superintendent, for the opportunity to bring their course up to expectations.

 

The Beloit Club

In the fall of 2020, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by The Beloit Club in Beloit, WI to install a new pump station.  The existing Progammable Logic Controller (PLC) became obsolete in 2012.  In the case of PLC failure, the system would of lost its automation meaning the pumps would need to be manually operated anytime irrigation is required.  In addition to this, the lead time for a replacement would be a minimum of 4-6 weeks.  Therefore, we installed a new pump station rated 1100 GPM at 100 PSI. The station also has Watervision Cloud Monitoring, including VFD and EBV technology which allows operations to be monitored remotely via an app on a smart phone.  We would like to thank Jeff Whiteman (Chief Operating Officer), Mr. Brian DiGise (Superintendent) and The Beloit Club for trusting us to install their new pump station.

Royal St. Patricks Golf Links

In the fall of 2020, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links in Wrightstown, WI to install a new control panel.   The system was also upgraded with new mechanicals, VFD for the “jockey pump” plus Cloud Monitoring.  We would like to thank Mr. Hank Koss (CGCS), Mr. Nick Stephens (Owner) and Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links for trusting us with the installation of their new control panel.

Racine Country Club

In early 2020, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by The Racine Country Club to install a new pump station.  Upon inspection, it was found that original station was severely corroded which was causing the controls to be erratic in operation.  The new station incorporated 2 main pumps, a “jockey” pump, and one pressure maintenance pump.  It also has a rating  of 1300 GPM @ 55 PSI boost with a net 100psi discharge.  We would like to thank Mr. Craig Sondergaard, (CGCS) and The Racine Country Club for trusting us to install their new pump station.

Kettle Morraine Golf Course

In the beginning of 2020, Irrigation Protection Services was contracted by Kettle Morraine Golf Course in Dousman, WI to install a New Watertronics Pump Station.  The original pump station was built in 1979 and while the controls had undergone 2 upgrades through the years, the original design of the station had not changed since it’s inception.  The existing structural integrity of the pump station was severely compromised past the point of reliability and operational safety.  Therefore, we installed a new Watertronics vertical turbine pump station with a rated performance of 1000 GPM @ 110 PSI.    We would like to thank Mr. Rick Callies (General Manager), Mr. Doug Wonoski (CGCS) and Kettle Morraine Golf Course for trusting us to install their new pump station.

 

 

 

 

 

Skills

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September 17, 2021

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Skills

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September 17, 2021