University of California

Pipe size: And milking machine airflow


R. N. Eide
W. C. Fairbank

Authors Affiliations

R. N. Eide is Dairy Farm Advisor, Fresno County; W. C. Fairbank is Extension Agricultural Engineering Technologist, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(7):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n07p12. July 1962.

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Improper pipe size is a common fault of vacuum supply systems on California dairies. Data presented in this study indicate that a minimum vacuum supply pipe diameter of 1 1/4 inches is needed to handle four or five milking units and 2-inch pipe is the minimum size required for 7 to 12 units.

Eide R, Fairbank W. 1962. Pipe size: And milking machine airflow. Hilgardia 16(7):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n07p12
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