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Sprinkler Systems Design Guide
Automated Watering Systems for Greenhouse and Nursery

SpinNet Sprinkler

preventing wetting of the pipe and dripping onto the plants below.the plants below are not damaged from water dripping off the sprinkler. VibroNet Sprinkler SpinNet Sprinkler Netafim Two Line Solution. By designing with these “strips” laid out side-by-side. large areas can be covered uniformly. For larger areas. Low Maintenance • All sprinkler parts can be assembled and disassembled in the greenhouse without tools. Spinner Determines wetted patterns • Made from the highest quality plastics with excellent Ultra-Violet (UV) resistance. direct sun and harsh chemicals. Check Valve Prevents line drainage. the patterns are overlapped creating both wet and dry areas. 2 . flexible 4/7mm white tubing Stabilizer Weight Keeps sprinkler plumb • The new SpinNet Sprinkler offers drip-less operation . Sprayer. Netafim One Line Solution. UV resistant. Drip-less Sprinklers Super Flex UV White™ PE Tubing Soft. Traditional “Head to Head” Overlap. provides instantaneous on-off Highly Durable Mister. • Sprinklers hang below the supply pipe. Highly Uniform Watering • Increases crop uniformity.Why Netafim Systems Are Better Dry Areas Wet Area Traditional sprinkler layout spaces the sprinklers “head to head” or at a spacing equal to the radius of the sprinkler throw. Low Cost and Fast Payback UV White™ PE Tubing Clean look and cooler water temperature • Payback for a complete system is usually within the first season of operation. Our reflective white tubing is completely opaque to prevent algae growth. The Netafim solution avoids the problems of the traditional sprinkler layout and achieves a high level of uniformity within a closely spaced “strip of sprinklers”. and can withstand heat. • Check Valve prevents the sprinkler line from draining onto the plants below after shut-down and provides instantaneous on-off for accurate short cycle watering and misting.

2a Propagation or Cooling Applications) All sprinkler solutions are based on an average sprinkler working pressure of 30 psi and spacing between the sprinklers of three feet. Single Bench Solutions Bench Width (ft) Spacing Between Sprinklers (ft) Height Above Crop 2’ . Brown Body. Red Body.3’ 3’ . Green Spinner w/Check Valve SpinNet Brown Mist Control. Green Spinner w/Check Valve 0354040L-B 0354050L-B 0355120070BL-B 0355160090BL-B 03551200070L-B 03552000090L-B 03551200070GL-B 03551600090GL-B 10.4 23.4 23. Red Body.7’ 10 12 14 15 16 18 20 22 24 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 R-R-BL R-R-BL BR-BR-BL R-R-GY R-R-GY R-R-GN – – – – R-R-BL BR-BR-BL BR-BR-BL BR-Y-GY BR-Y-GY R-R-GN R-R-GN – – – R-R-BL R-R-BL R-R-BL BR-Y-GY BR-BR-GN BR-BR-GN BR-BR-GN Two Line Solutions for Single Bay or Quonset Bay Width (ft) Spacing Between Sprinklers (ft) Spacing Between Sprinkler Lines (ft) 3’ Height Above Crop 4’ . Blue Spinner w/Check Valve SpinNet Brown Mist Control.7’ 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 11 12 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 R-R-BL R-R-BL R-R-BL BR-BR-BL BR-BR-BL R-R-GY R-R-GN R-R-GN R-R-GN BR-BR-GN Flow (GPH) – R-R-BL R-R-BL R-R-BL R-R-BL R-R-GY R-R-GY R-R-GY R-R-GY R-R-GN – – R-R-BL R-R-BL R-R-BL BR-BR-BL BR-BR-BL BR-BR-BL R-R-GN R-R-GN Ordering Guide Code Description Model Number VN-BL VN-GN R-R-BL BR-BR-BL R-R-GY BR-Y-GY R-R-GN BR-BR-GN VibroNet Blue Nozzle w/Check Valve VibroNet Green Nozzle w/Check Valve SpinNet Red Mist Control.4 23. Yellow Body.Design Help for Sprinkler & Fogger Systems Step Visualize the Greenhouse 1 Evaluate the location of obstacles such as curtains or hanging baskets. Brown Body. Consider aisles and whether they can be wetted.4 18.4 18. Red Body.5’ 4 5 6 3 3 3 VN-BL or VN-GN VN-BL or VN-GN VN-BL or VN-GN VN-BL or VN-GN VN-BL or VN-GN VN-BL or VN-GN One Line Solutions for Single Bay or Quonset Bay Width (ft) Spacing Between Sprinklers (ft) 2’ . Grey Spinner w/Check Valve SpinNet Brown Mist Control. Grey Spinner w/Check Valve SpinNet Red Mist Control.2 18. Blue Spinner w/Check Valve SpinNet Red Mist Control. Review cultural practices which might impact the height at which the sprinklers should be placed.4 13.4 Mist Control Body Spinner 3 . Step Select a Sprinkler Head for Watering Applications (go to Step 2b for Misting.5’ 6’ .3’ Height Above Crop 4’ .5’ 6’ .

for example when germinating seeds. Model Number Description Flow (GPH) VibroNet Sprinkler (Blue Nozzle) 0354040L-B Blue Nozzle with Check Valve 10. Please see the back page for recommendations on how to use this product for propagation (humidifying) and cooling.1 CoolNet Pro Fogger (Grey Nozzles) 4 . The VibroNet sprinkler can be used upright or upside down. with an elevation of 2’ to 5’. Average droplet size is 65 micron. Model Number Description Flow (GPH) 0303420LL-B 4 Nozzles with Low Pressure Check Valve 8.4 CoolNet Pro Fogger The CoolNet Pro fogger is the best nozzle for propagation. It creates a zone of saturated humidity that is ideal for rooting.Step 2b Select a Sprinkler Head for Misting. Propagating and Cooling Applications VibroNet Sprinkler For Misting Larger Areas The VibroNet sprinkler with blue nozzle is used when a light mist is required for watering. Excellent uniformity can be achieved with sprinkler spacings between 3’ and 5’.

misters and or Fogger Assembly foggers. VibroNet Sprinkler 1/2” Adapter 1/2” Adapter Used for connection to rigid pipe with 1/2” threaded connections and Netafim sprinklers. Mister Netafim sprinklers. Adapter Model Number Retrofit Adapter VibroNet Mister SpinNet Sprinkler CoolNet Pro Fogger Hanging Sprinkler. For Connection to Polyethylene (PE) Pipe Model Number Tube Length VibroNet Mister SpinNet Sprinkler CoolNet Pro Fogger 0300HSAC-12-B 0300HSAC-24-B 0300HSAC-30-B 0300HSAC-36-B 0300HSAC-48-B 0300HSAC-48X-B 12” 24” 30” 36” 48” Extension* *Used to achieve tube lengths over 48”. misters and foggers to other manufacturer’s Dan Retrofit fittings.Step Select a Sprinkler Base 3 Netafim offers a selection of three bases to connect the sprinkler. Model Number Hanging Assembly 03206-B Used to connect Netafim sprinklers. Mister or Fogger Assembly Retrofit Adapter 03302-B Used for connection to Polyethylene (PE) Tubing with Hanging Sprinkler. 5 . mister or fogger to the supply pipe.

4 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 1” 1” 1” 3/4” 3/4” 1” 1” 1” 1” 3/4” 3/4” 1” 1” – – Step Size the Distributor and Mainline 5 The remaining piping and system components are sized based upon the maximum flow they will receive. CoolNet Pro Fogger VibroNet Sprinkler SpinNet Sprinkler (Body/Mist Control) Grey Blue Green Red/Red Brown/Brown Yellow/Brown 8. If more than one sprinkler line will be operated at once.4 23.4 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 2 4 5 7 7 3 3 6 8 10 10 4 3 8 10 13 13 6 4 10 13 16 16 7 5 12 15 20 20 Distributor Pipe Control Head Components (valve. be sure to multiply the flow by the number of lines when sizing the system pipes and components. mainlines over 100 feet or when slopes are a factor. cooler water temperature. please consult a design professional. Use the Flow Per Sprinkler Line chart to determine the flow of a single sprinkler supply pipe for the length of run in your design.4 13. Low density polyethylene is strongly recommended.2 18.2 18. filter & pressure regulator) Distributor and Mainline Pipe Sizing Pipe Size Maximum GPM* 1/2” 3/4” 1” 1 1/4” 1 1/2” 2” 6 10 17 28 37 58 Mainline Pipe * Assumes class 160 PVC and 5 fps water velocity. enhanced plant growth. Flow Per Sprinkler Line (GPM) Nozzle Color Average Flow (GPH) Length of Sprinkler Supply Pipe (# of Sprinklers) 25’ 50’ 75’ 100’ 125’ 150’ (9) (17) (25) (34) (42) (50) 3‘ Spacing between sprinklers CoolNet Pro Fogger VibroNet Sprinkler SpinNet Sprinkler (Body/Mist Control) Grey Blue Green Red/Red Brown/Brown Yellow/Brown 8.4 23.4 23.Step 4 Size the Sprinkler Supply Pipe Use the chart below to select the correct sprinkler supply size.4 23.1 10. Poly Pipe Sizing Nozzle Color Average Flow (GPH) Length of Sprinkler Supply Pipe 25’ 50’ 75’ 100’ 125’ 150’ Netafim UV White™ PE Tubing Offers a cool look. Pipe size recommendations are guidelines only. 6 .4 13. For distributor lines over 40 feet.1 10.

5 to 17. Next.6 11 to 35 22 to 70 3/4” Globe 1” Globe 1 1/2” Globe 2” Globe 3/4” 1” 1 1/2” Super 2” Dual Lite 3/4” 1 1/2” 2” (x4) 61ET.12 1 .75-35V2K 32PRV1. To properly flush a system. The pipe connecting to the components can be of a different size. Filter.5-35V2K 32PRV2-435V2K Valve Pressure Regulator .176 1 .110 4. Valve & Pressure Regulator Sizing chart. Close them off.52 1 . Control Head Assembly Order: Filter 1. Valve 2. one by one.44 . 7 FLOW .75GH2 61ET1GH2 61ET1.01 .Step Size the Head Control Components 6 The components should be sized according to the flow range shown in the Filter. Pressure Regulator *Size of components vary based on flow rate.5GH2 61ET2GH2 25A45-120 25A47-120 25A17-120 25A2DL-120 32PRV.110 .26 1 .25 . Debris from construction can otherwise be washed into the sprinklers.25 . Only after complete flushing should the sprinklers with Check Valves be attached to the assemblies. causing a plug or improper operation. starting with the opening closest to the head control. first connect all the pipes and assemblies.01 . Valve and Pressure Regulator Sizing Flow Range (GPM) Unit Size Model Number Electric Valve (AC) Disc Filter (120 mesh) Pressure Regulator (35 psi)* *A 35 psi regulator will typically provide the desired 30 psi average sprinkler pressure after line and component pressure losses.26 . Sprinkler Supply Pipe Step 7 Starting Up a System for the First Time The most important point to remember when starting up a new system is to flush the mainlines. and proceeding to the most distant opening. Filter 3. open the ends of the distributor line and the sprinkler supply pipes. except the sprinklers with Check Valves.

The height of the fogger assembly should be 18” to 30” above the propagation material.5 10 5 10 10 10 6. the pulse can be prolonged. use one row of foggers for every 4’ width of area to be fogged. exhaust fans are recommended to exchange the air about 20 times per hour.Pulse (sec. Cooling considerations include: • Place foggers as high as possible • Avoid spraying against the roof or structure • Prevent precipitation by adjusting the cycle time G221 6/12 8 .5 13 20 10 13 30 6. the timing provided is just a starting point.5 120 150 355 345 3' 3' 3' 18” to 30” 3 to 4 Foot Bench . the spacings above give some reference points between spacing and operation intervals. • For crops that are not sensitive to wetting. The distance between the fogger assemblies should be 3 feet.) 4-Way Fogger .Interval (sec.CoolNet Pro Fogger Installations Rooting Benches (Propagation) Information Humidification and Cooling Information General Spacing and Operation for Humidifying and Cooling Distance Between Fogger Units (ft. • In order to maximize the cooling effect. higher is better) 3' to 6' Height 5' to 15' Apart 45˚ Offset .4-way crosses should be placed at 45˚ angles to one another. For large areas.For wide benches (up to 8’) use two lines of foggers equally distanced from the center of the bench. (Place the lateral above the center of a 3 to 4’ bench.) Distance Between Lines (ft.5 10. • These recommendations are general and should be applied in accordance with local conditions and limitations.) 4-Way Fogger . and/or the interval shortened. • Duration of pulse and interval is to be fine-tuned according to local conditions.) Wide Bench .) 3 1 74 5 3 91 6. Typical Installation for Humidification or Cooling 3' to 10' Apart (generally. • Other spacing can certainly be used with foggers.