Install above the surface or subsurface, the PC self-piercing drip emitter with barb from Netafim Irrigation is used with ease of installation without any tools or punches. The Self-piercing drip emitters are pressure compensating and operating between 10 to 50 PSI, providing the same flow from each emitter regardless of elevation or pressure fluctuation along the drip lateral. This self-flushing drip emitters with a check valve is built in with anti-siphon to prevents contaminates from being drawn into the drip emitters.
This range of PC drip emitters contain a diaphragm that continuously adjusts to varying water pressure to ensure a constant flow rate. The silicon diaphragm inside the PC drip emitter allows particles to pass through the drip emitters without harming it, providing reliable performance and a longer life. This method of continuous flushing and large flow path allows the drip emitter to operate at optimal flow rates under extreme conditions. The PC drip emitters discharge the same amount of water under a wide pressure range, providing high uniformity and longer run on any topography. This feature allows maximizing the amount of drip emitters on a single drip lateral while maintaining an even flow rate from each PC drip emitter. Use this type of drip emitters for any layout in home garden, commercial landscape and agricultural application.
Uniformity and lower maintenance:
With higher uniformity over a wide range of pressures, the pressure compensating drip emitters, offers many advantages in site preservation and maintenance, such as even uniformity over a longer lateral run with smaller size valves due to a smaller sized delivery system, resistance to clogging due to the water passage design.
Water movement in the soil:
When using drip emitters it is important to select the correct flow rate in order to achieve the right wetted pattern shape. In sandy soil, water tends to drain quickly (gravitational force) with little lateral movement, so applying a higher flow rate over a given time period will produce a wider pattern. Using point source irrigation with .5 GPH drip emitters for one hour will provide a smaller wetted area then using 1 GPH for the same time, due to the soil characteristics.
About drip irrigation:
Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to the plants' root zone in a predetermined pattern. Drip irrigation can be use to maintain optimum moisture level in the soil at all times that will results in less water lost to the sun and the wind. No water is wasted on non-growth areas, and the root zone is maintained at its ideal moisture level, combining the proper balance of water and air for a very efficient irrigation system. One of the most important features of a drip irrigation system is the creation of a totally new and more favorable root zone environment within the planting. Drip irrigation sustains this environment by using low flow rates to maintain constant soil moisture levels. This encourages better growth and disease resistance by reducing plant stress.