FRESNO, CA- Netafim USA now features multi-function hydrometers, water-saving devices that monitor irrigationflow rates and usage on commercial and institutional sites. The hydrometers provide visible, real-time data to help landscape 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. A built-in pressure-regulating valve protects the system from excess pressure.