aNH3 Equaply - Model Liquimatic™ - Ammonia Application System
The Liquimatic from aNH3.Company, has a unique focus on the ammonia application process, particularly how individual components interact. We coordinate closely with John Deere, AgLeader, and Trimble to work under their control systems. Because we have worked with farmers, we have learned special problems in various areas of the country. We have defined a new paradigm for larger ammonia flows. Our goal is to provide equal distribution of anhydrous ammonia to all injectors.
Our aNH3 Equaply system keeps anhydrous ammonia as a liquid until it has been split among injectors. A Hypro centrifugal pump boosts pressure so that ammonia is well below its boiling point. After a flow sensor and control valve, anhydrous goes to one or more manifolds, each with an electrically operated valve for positive shutoff at the ends of rows. The manifold directs flow through differences between the injectors. The main reason for row-to-row equality is to increase yields and reduce the per acre cost of ammonia. Often times an over-application of ammonia is used to achieve the highest possible yield. In today's economy, this doesn't make good business sense. Conventional heat exchanger based systems do a great job applying ammonia across the field but have no capability of keeping all rows equal. Reduction of nitrogen run-off is another plus for equal distribution. By avoiding excess ammonia, equality helps to minimize the environmental impact of fertilizer usage.
- Equaply Pump units are the ONLY systems for very cold anhydrous NH3 at rates over 50 GPM.
- Equaply Pump units are the ONLY systems for equal rows using GPS based swath control.
- Equaply Pump units are the ONLY systems to provide confirmation of row equality.
- Equaply Pump units are the ONLY systems with Liquimatic towers replacing heat exchangers.
Our newest and most important difference is our Liquimatic vapor separator which replaces the usual heat exchangers. This device, covered by U.S. Patent No.7,096,802, removes the vapor formed from the nurse tank to the toolbar and provides a small head pressure to the inlet of a pump or flowmeter. This keeps the anhydrous below its boiling point. We retain the ammonia in a completely liquid state until we have divided it among the injectors.
Our aNH3 Equaply system can operate with anhydrous control consoles such as Hiniker and Raven. But the Equaply system shines with the new GPS based control consoles of Trimble, AgLeader, and John Deere. We boost pressure with a Hypro centrifugal pump specifically modified for use with anhydrous ammonia. We maintain manifold pressure with a liquid orifice in the tee before each injector. From each tee a line goes to an array of pressure guages which indicates the relative flows to injectors. These guages detect plugged injectors or orifices. To prevent a cloud of ammonia when the toolbar is raised, we can optionally turn off flow to each injector with an electrically operated valve. These valves also keep the system in balance and fully charged for the start of the next application pass.