5 Components Of Drip Irrigation Systems

Drip irrigation systems aren’t rocket science. They’re durable and built to last for reasonable lengths of time, and with the proper care, can last far longer than expected. In most cases, the environment and crop application will dictate the type of product you use. Here are five different water distribution / drip irrigation product types:

1. Drip tape: a “line source” drip irrigation lateral product that incorporates a continuously produced flow path emission device into a thin- to medium-walled seamed or extruded tube.

2. Flat emitter dripline: a “point-source” lateral product that incorporates injection-molded emitters into a thin- to medium-walled extruded tube.

3. Oval hose: a sub-main pipe made from polyethylene that is flattened to an oval shape during production to simplify transportation.

4. Layflat: a sub-main pipe made from flexible PVC that is coiled flat.

5. PVC pipe: a rigid pipe available in various thicknesses and cut lengths.

Click here for an example of a typical drip irrigation system layout.

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5 Responses to 5 Components Of Drip Irrigation Systems

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  2. DoloresB says:

    It’s hard to set up an irrigation system, especially if you haven’t done anything like that before. Once you get it all set up, though, it’s pretty easy to maintain. Winterizing the system is probably the hardest part.

  3. Jason Scott says:

    I am looking to put in a drip irrigation system myself. We recently moved into a new home and are starting a little garden and thought that this would be a great way to go. Your instructions were helpful, and I am sure we will be able to put one in no problem now!

  4. Thanks for explaining the different components of drip irrigation, I’ve never heard of a couple of these like the oval hose. I’m hoping to install drip irrigation in my backyard this year. Our dogs tore up the system we had before, so now that they are trained I’m hoping it will last.

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