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Low-Pressure Testing: Microirrigation Emitters





ITRC Report No.

R 13-004



75 pages


Full Reference

Burt, C.M. and K. Feist  2013.  Low-Pressure Testing: Microirrigation Emitters.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.






ITRC tested 28 different pressure-compensating (PC) models of microirrigation emitting devices from a total of nine manufacturers in order to compare independent laboratory testing with manufacturer specifications. It is the intention of this report to investigate the ability of currently marketed products to operate in a truly low pressure irrigation system where energy inputs, in the form of pump discharge requirements, can be minimized.





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