What makes Rivulis T-Tape unique?
There are the number of inlets in every emitter in T-Tape. These small inlets, built directly into the tape, work like microfilters to help stop contaminants entering the emitter. But because it’s T-Tape, it doesn’t just have a few inlets, T-Tape has up to 211 inlets per emitter! So even if a few get blocked, the tape still keeps going due to the extreme excess redundancy built into every single emitter.
Still not convinced? How about the reverse chevron flow track? Not just a couple of fancy words, this specially engineered section keeps the water turbulent and solids in suspension to help prevent the tape from blocking.
Plus, there is the icing on the cake… the knife cut outlet. The knife cut provides a precision incision that closes on shut-off. This makes it hard for dirt to get in, helping to protect your system.
Correct spacing between each drip emitter can make a big difference. Typically close dripper spacing of 10–30 cm intervals are used due to the need for more uniform crops and better irrigation system efficiencies. The benefits of closer dripper spacing are numerous, but are all related to more effective water movement. When irrigating, you want water to move laterally, not deep down through the soil profile where it is either lost (including any fertilisers added) or is harder for plants to uptake. By keeping drippers spaced at close intervals, water flows laterally quicker, ensuring a continued wet strip along the row. A great thing is when you use T-Tape, closer dripper spacing intervals do not need to come at an extra cost. Because Rivulis T-Tape has emitters manufactured into the tape itself, as opposed to inserted molded drippers, there is no cost difference per metre
between 10 drippers per metre (10 cm spacing) and two drippers per metre (50 cm spacing).
Recommended dripper interval spacing
10–20 cm | Strawberries and leafy veg
20–30 cm | All vegies except leafy greens
30 cm | Melons, cane & cotton
Come instore and speak to Gary, Corey or Ian about your crop irrigation needs.