Multi-Function Hydrometers Help Monitor Irrigation Rates

Published in the October 2013 Issue Published online: Oct 20, 2013
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Netafim Multi-Function HydromemeterNetafim USA now features water-saving devices that monitor irrigation flow rates and usage on commercial sites.

The multi-function hydrometers provide visible, real-time data to help managers evaluate water consumption on a daily basis.

The versatile device features four functions: built-in master valve, water meter, flow sensor and pressure regulating valve. Hydrometers can be utilized in either dripline or overhead irrigation systems and are compatible with controllers from most major manufacturers.

The product's globe-shaped master valve has a double chamber that provides positive openings and closings. It can function as a remote master valve for automated operation.

A visible water meter, placed on top of the valve, communicates directly with the irrigation controller and records water flow in real time. This sub-meter, dedicated to landscape irrigation, looks and operates like a mini-household meter and has encapsulated registers to prevent fogging.

An integrated flow sensor monitors water movement and is useful in gauging low or high flows that may be caused by broken lines or heads. It can shut down the system if necessary.