Rain Bird’s new Xeri Bug™: Rain Bird’s new Xeri Bug™ pressure compensating emitter with Check Valve (XBCV) reflects the company’s commitment to the development of products designed to conserve water.
When drip irrigating green walls, sloping landscapes or raised potted plants, a major issue has always been the escape of water and over watering at the base of the installation. Xeri Bug XBCV overcomes these problems, holding back up to three metres of water by simply snapping shut and then keeping the dripline charged and ready for the next irrigation cycle when the pump or water source is stopped.
Using the Xeri Bug XBCV emitter is simple. Its self-piercing barb is designed to push quickly into the dripline tubing without the need for a hole punching tool. The emitters can be positioned exactly where they are needed next to any plant to provide irrigation where it is needed at the root base. Versions with flow rates are 2.0, 4.0 or 8.0 litres per hour are available and the pressure-compensating diaphragm ensures uniform delivery through a consistent flow from 1.0 to 3.4 bar.
The Xeri Bug XBCV has a compact, robust and durable design. It is manufactured from highly inert materials that are resistant to chemicals and furthermore its UV-resistance will also extend the life of the emitter. By retaining its charge of water and immediately beginning irrigation, it will reduce cycle times. The self-flushing action prevents clogging and reduces calcium build-up on the inlet. Products are colour coded for flow rate identification.
Rain Bird’s complementary Point Source Emitter Calculator calculates the Daily Plant Water Requirement (PWR) providing the number of emitters required to irrigate each individual plant, and the suggest the run time for any point source drip irrigation project.
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