Types Of Pipes Used In Irrigation

Types Of Pipes Used In Irrigation

The types of pipes used in irrigation by a farmer is a factor of various considerations. Grekkon Limited stocks many types of irrigation pipes, and we advise growers on the most suitable ones.

  1. HDPE pipes

  • Made from. UV treated High density polyethylene material
  • Diameter. 16mm in diameter to 630mm
  • Thickness. PN6 to PN25
  • Positioning. Surface or sub-surface
  • Operation. HDPE irrigation pipes are main, sub main lines, or laterals
  • Origin. From a reservoir, a water pump, borehole, main line, or sub main line
  1. PVC pipes

  • Made from. Poly-vinyl material
  • Diameter.  20mm to 225mm
  • Thickness is PN6 to PN25
  • Positioning.  Sub-surface pipes.
  • Operation. PVC irrigation pipes are main or sub-main lines.
  • Origin. From a reservoir, a water pump borehole, main line, or sub main line
  1. Delivery pipes

  • Made from. UV treated poly-vinyl material
  • Diameter.  1-1/2" to 3"
  • Thickness is PN10
  • Positioning.  Surface pipes
  • Operation. lay-flat pipes are mains or laterals
  • Origin. From a water pump or a main line
  1. Drip pipes

  • Made from. UV treated high density polyethylene material
  • Diameter.  16mm
  • Thickness is 0.3mm or 0.4mm
  • Positioning.  Surface pipes
  • Operation. Laterals
  • Origin. From a PVC or HDPE main, or sub main line
  • Emitter spacing. 15cm, 20cm, and 30cm
  1. Rain hose pipes

  • Made from. UV treated high density polyethylene material
  • Diameter.  32mm, 40mm, and 50mm
  • Thickness is 0.5mm
  • Positioning.  Surface pipes
  • Operation. Laterals
  • Origin. From a PVC or HDPE main, or sub main line
  1. Suction pipes

  • Made from. UV treated poly-vinyl material
  • Diameter.  1-1/2”, to 6"
  • Thickness is 0.8mm
  • Positioning.  Surface pipes
  • Operation. Suction
  • Origin. From a water pump only

How to select irrigation pipes

  1. Irrigation method

 Is it drip, overhead or rain hose irrigation?

  1. Crop type

A vegetable crop will have pre-perforated drip pipes as laterals. A fruit tree crop will have a 16mm HDPE pipe as the lateral

  1. Crop stage of growth

A crop in the nursery will have an overhead or rain hose kit irrigation system. The one in the field will have any

  1. Crop production method

A greenhouse crop will be HDPE or PVC and drip pipes based only

  1. Land ownership type

A grower who is the farm owner or on a long-term land lease will invest in sub-surface pipes. A short lease grower will prefer surface pipes

  1. Water pressure

A grower with low gravity flow will have the PN6 pipes, while one with high pressure flow will have thicker walled pipes

  1. Irrigation area

Small farms will have low diameter pipes, large farms have large diameter pipes. The diameter size determines the volume of water channeled through.

  1. Budget

A proper budget provides the right pipes

The company field technical team advises growers on the right irrigation pipes through this analysis

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