Hunter launches FloGuard technology

Hunter launches FloGuard technology

The new technology was designed to detect missing nozzles and reduce waster waste.

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February 12, 2018
Edited by Lauren Rathmell
Irrigation Supplier News

SAN MARCOS, Calif., – FloGuard technology from Hunter Industries was designed to minimize water waste and irrigation system damage. FloGuard adds an extra layer of protection to irrigation systems that protects landscapes and saves water the when a missing nozzle is detected.

FloGuard is an optional, factory-installed feature for the 4", 6", and 12" Pro-Spray PRS models with check valve, and it is available in both potable and reclaimed water models.

“FloGuard is a simple yet powerful tool that shields landscapes from the destructive consequences of missing nozzles,” said Kelsey Jacquard, product manager for MP Rotators and Sprays.

When a missing nozzle is detected, FloGuard reduces the flow of water from the riser to 0.5 GPM and immediately generates a 10' tall indicator stream. This reduces water waste and prevents landscape erosion while providing a clear indication for maintenance needs. Water flow from a riser with missing a nozzle without FloGuard technology can range between 6 and 30 GPM.

During system flushing, the blue flush-plug prevents the FloGuard feature from engaging. This allows proper line flushing to occur.