Maintenance Measures for Embedded Drip Irrigation Pipe Equipment

With the widespread application of drip irrigation pipe equipment, both in terms of water conservation and harvest, it has brought gratifying results to farmers. However, without proper maintenance, the new type of equipment may give consumers the impression of a short service life for drip irrigation pipe equipment. In fact, with proper maintenance measures, the service life of drip irrigation pipe equipment can be fully guaranteed. The following are some maintenance measures:

  1. At the end of the irrigation season, the drip irrigation pipe equipment should undergo comprehensive maintenance. Any problems should be promptly addressed to prevent larger issues from arising.
  2. Before winter sets in, the stored water in the pump body must be drained. Disassemble and inspect the water pump and nozzles of the embedded drip irrigation pipe. Wipe off any water stains, apply oil, assemble them, wrap the inlet and outlet, and store them in a dry place. The irrigation pipe should be cleaned and dried. PE drip irrigation pipes should be coiled into rolls and stored in a cool, dry place.
  3. The maintenance of the power unit and water pump should be carried out according to the relevant instructions.
  4. All nozzles of the drip irrigation pipe equipment should be disassembled for unified inspection, repair, or replacement. Remove rotating parts, wipe off dirt and residual water, apply a little machine oil, and store them properly.

Today, let’s take a look at the applicable environment of drip irrigation tapes. The following is a detailed analysis of embedded drip irrigation pipes:

  1. Drip irrigation tapes must be used at temperatures above 0°C.
  2. The water used for drip irrigation must be filtered through a filter with a mesh size of 120 or higher.
  3. When performing drip irrigation operations, the water supply main switch must be opened slowly and gradually reach the rated working pressure to avoid damage to the drip irrigation system due to sudden high pressure when the valve is opened abruptly.
  4. When laying drip irrigation tapes, the convex surface of the labyrinth channels should face upwards.
  5. When cutting drip irrigation tapes, cut vertically between two channels.
  6. Drip irrigation tapes are for above-ground use only and should not be buried underground.