When we buy drip irrigation pipe, one of the more concerned is its service life. The service life of products produced by different manufacturers is not the same. So, what are the specific factors that affect the service life of the irrigation equipment?
How long does drip irrigation tubing last
The lifespan of drip irrigation tubing can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the tubing, the specific conditions it is exposed to, and how well it is maintained. Generally, high-quality drip irrigation tubing made from durable materials like polyethylene (PE) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can last anywhere from 5 to 25 years.
Factors that can affect the lifespan of drip irrigation tubing
1. Wall thickness: The thicker the drip irrigation pipe wall, the stronger the ability to resist physical damage, the longer the life.
2. Material: The equipment is made of many kinds of materials, the use of new materials made of products, its tensile capacity, anti-wear, anti-aging ability, long service life.
3. Anti-clogging ability: if the drip head anti-clogging performance is high, drip irrigation pipe is not easy to appear a variety of faults, its service life is also relatively long.
4. Water quality: When irrigation water sources contain more sediment or organic impurities, the equipment is easy to clog and its service life will be shortened.
The service life of irrigation pipe is mainly affected by wall thickness, material, anti-clogging ability, water quality and other factors, of course, the actual use of pests, rodent and so on will also have a certain impact on its service life, therefore, we should also pay attention to these problems when using, regular drip irrigation pipe maintenance, as far as possible to avoid equipment breakage.