Drip Irrigation Connectors are essential components of a drip irrigation system. With a leak -free connection, they ensure minimal to zero water loss in the main or supply pipes, valves, and other fittings.
Types of Drip Connectors
Consist of compression nut, compression ring and a barbed insert. It is inserted into a pipe or tubing and compression nuts tightened to create a waterproof seal.
Compression fittings are versatile and can be useful or compatible with various drip tapes.
They have a barbed end which is inserted into the drip tape to create a secure connection. Commonly used with low-pressure systems and available in various shapes and designs. They include straight connectors, elbows, tees, and reducers. Barbed fittings require the use of clamps to tighten the seals when using them to connect pipes.
Threaded fittings have male or female threads which allow them to fit into corresponding threaded connections. They are typically applicable in connecting components such as valves, pressure regulators and filters. They provide a reliable and easy to install connection but may require the use of a glue sealant to prevent water leaks.
Push to Connect Fittings
Push to Connect Fittings are also known as snap fittings. They are convenient and reliable tool-free connection fittings. They securely hold the drip tapes in place when pushed into the fittings.
Couplings join two drip tapes together. They provide a straight connection without altering the flow path. They can be compression, barbed or threaded fittings.
Adapters are connectors that enhance connection between big and small diameter pipes. Suitable for branching the water supply from main line pipes to farm sections.
Always consider the material, size and compatibility of a connector to the pipes in your drip irrigation systems.
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