Calibration

Calibration Calculator

Calibration Calculator

Sprayer Boom
Nozzle Type
Solve For

Enter Variables

Describe layout

GALLONS PER MINUTE
Desired
Calculated
Status
Operational ?
Green - This is a possible solution
Yellow - This is a borderline solution
Red - There is a problem, not a good solution

Formulas

Gallons per Minute

Gallons per Acre

Miles per Hour

Acres per Hour

Trees per Minute

Trees per Acre

Speed of Travel

Gallons per minute

1,000
0 GPM

Gallons per Acre

1000
0 GPA

Miles per Hour

1000
0 MPH

Acres per Hour

12
100
0 APH

Trees per Minute

88
0 TPM

Trees per Acre

43460
0 TPA

Speed of Travel

0 MPH

Owners

This program online has been developed with Turbomist specific booms (in addition to some generic booms for others not lucky enough to own a Turbomist.)

From the sprayer boom selection, as a Turbomist owner you have the choice of 10 Turbomist specific booms

The ones you may find the most helpful will be the 13/7 Turbomist or the 13/6 Turbomist. These two automatically turn off every other nozzle to leave only 7 or 6 nozzles, often the concentrate will use the 6 nozzles and the dilute the 7 nozzles or even just add the output to achieve the highest coverage desired.

There are also many specific tower booms covering all sizes and types

For example: if you use the 13/6 TM boom to calculate 50 gpa for one concentrate selection and the 13/7 boom for 100 gpa, a second selection, you can open all nozzles and have 150 gpa for dilute, assuming you make sure you are using the same pressure for both the 50 and 100 gpa setups.

That is if you use 125 psi for the 50 gpa and 12 ft row, and 125psi for the 100gpa on a 12 foot row, you can then use all to get 150gpa on that same 12 ft row at that same 125PSI

This is often the target I try to achieve; it gives you three calibrations for each row width by choosing the correct nozzles for each of the 50 and 100gpa calibrations. This is the type of thing you will find you can do once you get familiar with the program over time. Some people will never have a need for this but if you do, just realize there is a lot of power in this program, and most important, it allows you to shape the coverage on the target, in effect stimulating tree row volume without all the complication.

Hopefully you will find this is a good complement to your purchase, an as always, we are available on a toll free number, 1 800 495 6145 to assist you should you incur challenges with the program or your

Browser

This free calibration program is online rather than on a disc, because both PC and MAC computers can access and use this platform.

BROWSER RECOMMENDED FOR BOTH PC AND MACS is CHROME

IT IS OPTIMISED FOR google CHROME , we strongly recommend you use chrome for the best results.

MAC COMPUTERS AND IPADS:

Using CHROME is necessary on a mac because it will not function properly on safari. Chrome is available online for free from Google.

PC COMPUTERS AND TABLETS:

You must be running either CHROME or IE8 or better. This program will malfunction on older versions of explorer and may or may not function at all on other browsers.

Help

Calibration procedures: NOTE THIS CALIBRATION PROGRAM IS IN GALLONS, MILES PER HOUR AND PSI – NO METRIC VERSION IS AVAILABLE

  1. Grower: Complete your name (grower) (DOES NOT EFFECTIVE OUTCOME)
  2. Sprayer: if you have more than one sprayer , this identifies the one you calibrate in some way. (DOES NOT EFFECT OUTCOME)
  3. Sprayer boom: pick boom you have or at least the number of nozzles you wish to use. If you pick your boom, you may turn off the nozzles you do not wish to use and this will change the outcome. For Turbomist OH booms -13/7 or 13/6 turns off every other one. Perhaps you always use a set # of nozzles , you know which position you want them in, so you could chose that # nozzle boom.
  4. Core number: Here you must choose between seven (7) choices to pick the type of nozzles you will use . One of the following: 1.) Teejet disc/core with 25 swirls ( 2 holes). 2.) Teejet disc/core with 45 swirls (4 holes) ceramic) 3.) Mixed Teejet 25 and 45 swirls 4.) TXvk color coded hollow cone (small micron size droplets for superior coverage, generally under 100-150 gpa) 5.)Combo Txvk and ceramic in both 25/45 6.) Aitx Air induction nozzles (prevent drift with huge water droplet size) 7.) Combo of air induction and txvk color coded hollow cones. The choice of one of these seven will make available only that nozzle selection available from which you will chose your nozzles based upon your other input.
  5. Pressure: main variable to adjust, suggest you start around 125 psi (default) and allow the program to adjust up or down depending upon your other choices (Turbomist feel a good working pressure range is 80 to 180 psi. (If you use TXVK nozzles you can go as low as 40psi- for all other nozzles 80psi is a reasonable bottom range to work with.)
  6. Gallons per Acre: enter you desired coverage
  7. Miles per hour: Enter correct actual speed ( should really be determined by coverage- see owner’s manual)
  8. Tree spacing: if you like to count trees, you can chose to use this box, default is zero
  9. Row width: enter actual row width (program is not metric but it is free) that you are going to spray.
  10. Solve for: default is gallons per minute and will be used 98% of the time until you get to know the program
    1. Auto Calculate: This is the most critical choice-you will always pick either discs or GPM using selected discs & pressure (ones already In sprayer if you are buying new discs for this sprayer (often you should) you will chose Discs . If you wish to use your existing discs, or replace the same size because you like the pattern and the coverage with what you were using, then you will chose Gallons per minute using selected discs and pressure then enter the discs.
    2. The Optimize pressure choice is used after you have solved the choice, but the desired Gallons per minute in the colored section, is different from the calculated amount of GPM, that is by optimizing pressure you will get the calculated amount the closest to the desired amount needed. This is only a fine tuning to give you the best results.

PLEASE SEE PAGE TWO OF THIS TUTORIAL REGARDING HOW TO SHAPE YOUR COVERAGE BY THE SHAPE OF THE TREE. The default is set at standard tree with largest mass in the center growing narrow at top. (Traditional tree)

PAGE TWO: How to adjust program to match shape of your target (tree)

Below is an example using only 5 nozzle boom to make it fit the page better.

Nozzle Desired % Calc. % GPM Disc

1


4

0.36


2


5

0.41


3


8

0.63


4


10

0.8


5


10

0.8


You will note across the top of the table are the headers, Nozzle is the position top to bottom, Desired % is changeable by you and means the percentage of the total volume of spray you wish to get on that area of the target (tree) If you add up the desired % it should always come to 100%, if you change some % you will have to adjust others to keep the total at 100%

The next column is Calc. % - this is what the actual % output of the total is for the nozzle it or you chose. The actual normally differs somewhat from the desired, this is because of limited number of nozzles, the more nozzles the smaller each is and the closer the calculated will be to the desired.

The next column is the GPM this size nozzle will output at the pressure shown in the pressure box of the program, If you change that pressure it will change the GPM and the calculated % , maybe even the nozzle sizes.

The last column is the actual disc either chosen by the program or by yourself. Notice, you can change it as well , do so with caution because it will make many other changes, watch the color strip if it changes to yellow or red, you must make more adjustments to balance out the system.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, THE MORE YOU USE, THE BETTER YOU WILL GET AT IT, SOON YOU WILL BE COMFORTABLE MAKING NECESSARY CHANGES TO GET THE OUTCOME YOU DESIRE.

About

This is a complementary program to assist the user in calibrating their airblast sprayer utilizing the nozzles outlined in this program. The program will work with many browsers but is optimized for IE8 or higher ( Internet explorer) or Chrome (by google.) Please report any problems with the software you may incur during use to: agsales@turbomist.com. We recommend you add a folder for calibrations to your computer and save you results to this file because these files will not be saved on the website. By saving each file you can reuse or change your calibrations as you feel necessary, How to save your file:

  1. Once you have completed your calibration hit report , when the report comes up on your screen, right click on it and select print.
  2. rather than hit print ,you can click the tab for destination and select save as a PDF. , and we suggest you put it into your calibration folder so you can easily find it later.
  3. Then after you save the file the screen will return to the report, right click again and select print again, this time select your printer from the dropdown box and hit print.