The Drip Store's Excel pressure compensating drip line is extruded drip tubing with self-contained, flow regulated inline emitters with built in check valves, molded into the inside wall of the drip tubing in preset spacing.
The inline PC drip emitters with built in check valves contain a diaphragm that continuously adjusts to varying water pressure ensuring a constant flow rate under a wide pressure range, providing high uniformity and allowing longer runs on any topography. The diaphragm inside the inline drip emitter supports two functions. First it allows particles to pass through the dripper without harming it, providing reliable performance and a longer life. Second, it prevents the drip line from siphoning small soil particles into the drip emitter, an ideal solution for sub-surface drip installation. Continuous flushing and a wide flow path allow the drip emitter to operate at optimal flow rates under extreme conditions.
For commercial, agricultural, and residential applications use this drip line with built in check valves with our 17 mm barbed fittings, or our line of Nut Lock fittings. The drip line can be installed below or above the ground and if used above the ground can be covered with mulch to blend with the landscape. Our PC drip line can be installed in planters, trees, shrubs, islands, slops, windy areas, planters, narrow plantings, and heavily trafficked areas in the landscape.
Uniformity and lower maintenance: With high uniformity over a wide range of pressures, the pressure compensating drip line with built in check valves offers many advantages in site preservation and maintenance, such as even uniformity over a long lateral run with smaller sized valves due to a smaller sized delivery system, no watering of streets and sidewalks, no above ground sprinklers to break or replace, and no water runoff. In addition the built in check valves allow for quick pressure buildup as the drip line stays full of water at all times.
Flexibility: The PC drip line is designed for placement in both new and existing landscape areas including green-roof areas, and may be used for below ground or above the surface installations. The PC drip line is ideal for installation on difficult terrain such as on slopes, in oddly shaped areas, and in windy sites.
Durability: Our Excel Drip Line with built in check valves or anti-drip is designed to withstand the harshest field conditions, and is manufactured of high quality, highly durable plastics containing added quantities of carbon black compound, making it resistant to the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.
Root Zone: One of the most important aspects of drip irrigation is that, in many instances, a totally new and more favorable root zone is created and a relatively constant soil moisture level can be maintained.