Irrigation Control Valves and Fittings in Kenya
Irrigation Control Valves

Irrigation systems require valves to regulate air and water in a pipe connection. Irrigation Control Valves regulate the water flow in an irrigation system thus enhancing efficiency in supply to all farm sections.

Whether your irrigation system is automated or not, you need valves to allow efficient irrigation.

Valves are often installed before water filters to reduce the dirt which can result in clogging.

Types of Irrigation Control Valves

  • Gate Valves

Simple irrigation control valves that have an adjustable water regulation feature. They prevent water flow with a secure seal when closed and allow when fully open.

how gate valves function

The design of gate valve is to either shut off water flow completely or to allow full flow to a farm section. It does not allow adjustment of the flow rate.

Gate valves work in sections where you may need to block water from flowing into.

  • Ball Valves

The ball valves are popular types of irrigation control valves that are highly effective for water flow regulation.

Ball valves are available in a range of sizes and materials to suit a variety of settings and applications.

how Ball Valves function

Within the valve body, there is a hollow and perforated ball that rotates to regulate the flow of water. Water flows through the valve when the ball’s hole is in line with the direction of flow; when the ball rotates, the hole stops the flow.

Ball valves provide precise adjustments and swift, simple control over the water flow. Works best for small and large irrigation systems due to the reliable and durable features

  • Check Valves

Also known as foot valves. Check valves exist in different designs such as swing check valves, spring check valves and diaphragm check valves. They are applicable in submersible pumps, sprinklers and drip irrigation systems.

How Check valves Operate

Irrigation control valves that prevent the water from flowing backward in a pipeline or suction pipe. Important to prevent possible flooding or water wastage in a water supply system.

  • Butterfly Valves

Butterfly valves work the same as ball valves only that they have a disk that regulates the water flow instead of a ball.

How Butterfly Valves Work

When the disc is rotated, it blocks the path of water flow. When it is parallel to the direction of water flow, it does not prevent flow.

Since they are cost-effective, they are applicable in large irrigation systems where space is more considerable.

  • Solenoid Valves

Solenoid valves control the flow of water by an electromagnetic solenoid that works on electricity. They are commonly applicable in automated irrigation systems.

How Solenoid Valves work

They are triggered by moisture sensors to open when the soil is dry and close when wet.
There are several different types of solenoid valves, such as latching, usually closed (NC), and normally open (NO). They are extensively utilized in irrigation systems for homes, businesses, and farms because they provide exact control over the flow of water.

How to Choose an Irrigation Valve

  • Flow rate – Choose irrigation valves according to the water flow requirements of your system.
  • Pressure rating of the valve  – consider the pressure to ensure it can withstand the system pressure.
  • The size of the valve -According to the size of the irrigation system select a control valve that fits to the pipe connection.
  • Compatibility with irrigation controller – An irrigation control valve needs to be compatible with the controllers you are using.

Benefits of Using Irrigation Control Valves

  • It helps maintain water pressure in the entire irrigation system thus balancing flow
  • Valves regulate the flow of water thus ensuring the water needs for different sections are attained.
  • Valves avoid backflow of water thus reducing floods or water loss

Irrigation Control Valves in Kenya

Get quality irrigation control valves in Kenya for your drip, sprinkler, or water pump systems. We have different irrigation valves at affordable prices. Recommended types depend on the intended use.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I choose the right irrigation control valve for my system?

Consider factors such as the water flow requirements, system pressure, valve size, materials, and compatibility with your irrigation controller

  1. Can I mix different types of irrigation control valves in my system?

Yes, it is possible to use different irrigation control valves, depending on the it’s specific requirements of each zone or section.

  1. Q: How often should I perform maintenance on my irrigation control valves?

It is important to conduct regular maintenance of irrigation valves. Perform checks for leaks, debris or any physical damages. Replace any damaged valves as first as possible to ensure it works proper.

  1. Can I install irrigation control valves myself, or should I hire a professional?

Always consider hiring professional labor to ensure perfect installation

  1. Who are the reliable irrigation control valves Suppliers?

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