TAG: Sprinklers

Underhill offers steel valve boxes for Mirage sprinklers

March 20, 2015By

Underhill International expanded its MSSB stainless steel valve box series by offering seven new valve boxes for its Mirage long-throw sprinklers. The boxes also accommodate isolation valves, quick couplers, electrical junction boxes and other sub-surface components. The boxes, which are made of 14-gauge stainless steel with hemmed edges, can be used with Mirage M-180S, M-160, M125 and M-115 sprinklers as... read more

Considering converting to drip?

November 7, 2014By

Suppliers weigh in… “Maintenance on a dripline system is a piece of cake. There are no nozzles or rotors to get out of adjustment.  No need to worry about foot traffic kicking over sprinklers. The only fear customers have is that when the dripline is buried they won’t know something is wrong until a plant is suffering.”          —Mauricio Troche, director of... read more

ICC, ASABE unveil landscape irrigation sprinkler standard

October 17, 2014By

The International Code Council (ICC) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) released a new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) consensus standard—the ASABE/ICC 802-2014 Landscape Irrigation Sprinkler and Emitter Standard
—to classify sprinkler and drip irrigation systems, set uniform testing procedures and establish minimum design and performance requirements for commercial and residential landscape irrigation components. “For the first time, the... read more

SWAT accepting comments for nozzle testing protocol

August 23, 2013By

Version 2.0, of the Irrigation Association’s Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) committee’s equipment functionality testing protocol for high uniformity sprayhead sprinkler nozzles, is open for public comment through Sept. 25. “Version 2.0 looks at how individual nozzles that fit into a sprayhead body perform compared to manufacturer-published information and how groups of nozzles with different arcs work together in defined... read more

Sprinkler standard in the pipeline

August 15, 2013By

Irrigation professional Tim Malooly shares the latest efforts to implement the first U.S. landscape irrigation sprinkler standard. Water districts and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most notably through its WaterSense program, have pressured the irrigation industry to use water more efficiently. Some contractors are taking notice and action; the Irrigation Association has ramped up education, promotions and advocacy; and landscape... read more

ICC, ASABE agree to collaborate on new landscape irrigation standard

May 24, 2012By

WASHINGTON — The International Code Council (ICC) and theAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announced their intention to jointly develop a new ANSI standard, designated as “ASABE/ICC Landscape Irrigation Sprinkler and Emitter Standard,” that will establish requirements for landscape sprinklers and emitters. The new standard will address design, performance and uniform testing and assessment methods for these devices. Both organizations... read more