The drip starter connector
These drip fittings that are use to connect two different sections of drip and the water supply lines. They come in different designs and colors. Most of these starter connectors are complete with black color. Standard drip starter connector can sustain a working pressure of up to 16 bars but most of the systems of irrigation work best at a pressure of three bars and below.
The working pressure of the starter connectors is very critical since it determines the type of the riser pipe and drip line/tape to be used. The high working pressure of the starter connector requires a pressure compensated drip line rather than an uncompensated pressured drip line.
Drip starter connectors come in various sizes depending on the types of drip lines or drip tapes available in the market
Starter connectors are commonly used with competent irrigation equipment like drip takeoff connectors, grommet rubbers and the pipe punches. Pipe punch is used to make holes on sub-main lines. For the starter connector to be correctly installed with little or no leakages, the grommet rubbers of different diameters are installed before starter connectors to seal the drilled holes in the sub mainline.
The connectors can be used together with riser. Riser is the pipe that connects underground water supply (main line) to drip tape. Furthermore, when installing the starter connector, first take into consideration of the supply pipe diameter. In smaller pipe diameters, takeoff tends to block the water from reaching the other end of the pipe. Therefore, it is advisable to use the larger pipe diameters to prevent these challenges.
Uses of drip starter connector as irrigation equipment
- It is used to connect or match the drip line/drip tape to the water supply pipe.
- Used to connect polyethylene of 16 mm together with drip takeoff connector to the mainline.
Properties of Hdpe drip starter connectors.
- Easy to connect and disconnect to both riser and the supply water line.
- Highly resistant to UV rays.
- Commonly used with Low Density Polyethylene Pipes (LDPE) and High Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPE).
- Internal diameters of 16 millimeters to 0.75 inch.
- Made of polyethylene material