The perfect installation of a drip irrigation system

 In Irrigation

In this article we tell you how to perform a drip irrigation facility in a greenhouse or field, and how the use of Prakor tools facilitates this work by creating a safer working environment and saving many hours of work.

In large plantations that employ localized irrigation, the first step of the season is to prepare the land and perform the installation of our localized irrigation network.

Initially we will connect our main hose or pressure pipe, which brings water from the source, well, reservoir or main irrigation raft. This main line, which is usually a flexible polyethylene pipe with a thickness adapted to the dimension of the installation, is anchored to the floor, and is carried along all the plots that we are going to prepare.

Connecting the bypass branch to the main pipe

Panther Titanium Drill

From this main line, secondary branches are derived, which transport water directly to the base of our plantation. This secondary branch can also be made using polyethylene pipes, but with a diameter of 16 or 20 mm, always lower than the main branch. For this connection, between the main pipe and the branch, we will use the Panther Tintanium Drill Prakor that allows us to drill into the main pipe and insert the connection attachment horizontally, and all in a single operation, saving us the use of a manual puncher, and ensuring a perfect drilling and without risk of cuts, accidents or defective facilities.

Koala connector

For the insertion of the 16 mm hose, horizontally to the previously inserted accessory, that is when we can use the Prakor Koala connector which performs a leak-free and safe insertion, avoiding having to use heat on the branch hose for dilation, and also increasing its reuse.

Once the bypass branch has been installed, it is time to deploy the secondary branch along the entire planting line. This branch could have the droppers sausages, as long as irrigation is not essential that it coincides with the base of the root of each plant, but in the case of having to fix a dropper in each of the plants, we will have to make a dripper installation , by laying them one by one at the pipe and at the distance required by each type of crop. This becomes one of the most tedious jobs of the installation of the drip irrigation system, since it assumes that an operator is repeatedly performing this operation hundreds of times daily, with the risk of leftover in the hands and back , that accidents occur that are quite common and to damage both drippers and hoses in handling with punches or similar tools.

Pipe pinching and dropper insertion

In this case, the use of the punching or Bee Inserter Drill Prakor is really effective, allowing the hose to be punctured and the dropper inserted in a single operation and with simple two synchronized maneuvers, ensuring fast and leak-free connections, and a much less effort. In the video below you can see how this operation is performed with our Bee tool, which is also designed to be able to insert any type of dropper whatever your make or model.

 

 

Prakor makes it easy for the farmer to perform drip irrigation facilities safely and effectively, saving up to 80 hours of labor, avoiding leakage and saving on the use of connection accessories. Prakor tools are suitable for intensive, ecological and traditional agriculture, and are designed for a wide variety of tasks with drills, fittings and droppers, punches, pipe and accessory connectors, etc., essential in your localized irrigation installation work.

See how Prakor tools work on our website and purchase them in our online store in www.prakor.com/en/shop

 

 

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