Mandating drip irrigation

14-Jul-2017 04:50

There’s so much media coverage on the topic, you’d think that the entire planet is turning into one big sand dune. Nonetheless, all kinds of smart people all over the globe are predicting water shortages and continued periods of drought over the next thirty years, and probably beyond.

Whether you blame politics, the population explosion, climate change, or thirsty aliens from outer space, the reasons don’t really matter.

Today, the Guill tooling three-layer model for drip irrigation is the most requested by a majority of OEM/tube manufacturers and is offered in measurements ranging from 5/8 of an inch to one inch (15.875 mm 25.4 mm).

The new Guill three-layer design is suitable for flat or round tubing in a wide a variety of user requirements for various types of emitterssprays, drip holes, etc.

In this application, the inner layer is composed of a majority of a less expensive regrind material (or any polymer desired) and is typically surrounded by a very thin layer of virgin polymer, often times only 1/1000th (.0001) of an inch (.00254 mm) or less.

With Guills patented flow design, the walls of the tubing require less polymer material to achieve the desired or mandated tube-burst strength requirements, saving money for the drip-irrigation user.

How It Works The head/die engineering utilizes a spiral flow that handles three layers.

These are usually used for denser groups of plants, such as shrub beds.

Primitive drip irrigation has been used since ancient times.

Fan Sheng-Chih Shu(氾胜之书), written in China during the first century BCE, describes the use of buried, unglazed clay pots filled with water as a means of irrigation.

Drip irrigation systems distribute water through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.

Depending on how well designed, installed, maintained, and operated it is, a drip irrigation system can be more efficient than other types of irrigation systems, such as surface irrigation or sprinkler irrigation.

That’s true of both commercial and residential applications. ’ The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re not quite the same. It uses plastic tubing with emitters embedded inside.