AgronomyIrrigationKomet Irrigation Releases New Irrigation Precision Regulator

Komet Irrigation Releases New Irrigation Precision Regulator


Fremont, Neb.-based Komet Irrigation has released a new precision regulator, the Komet Precision Regulator (KPR-X), which has an inlet design and self-cleaning mechanism to reduce pressure losses and increase plugging resistance, a May 26 news release said.

The KPR-X features a new axial design with flow deviation fins and a large inlet chamber that evenly direct water to the centre of the device. These components prevent premature one-sided wear from unevenly applied flow forces, resulting in longer service life, the release said.

The design also promotes unimpeded water flow and significantly reduces plugging through an optimal plunger diameter and innovative self-cleaning mechanism. It also has a progressive dampening system within the diaphragm chamber engineered to minimize friction and ensure low hysteresis for continuously smooth operation.

“The KPR-X is a true all-flow regulator, giving growers the advantage of a streamlined product for the entire pivot nozzle range,” Josh Mosier, general manager and technical sales director of Komet Irrigation Corp. for the U.S. and Canada, said in the release. “Each critical component was subjected to meticulous quality controls and tested in a variety of field environments to prove the KPR-X’s ability to withstand the factors that cause pressure variations and contribute to wear.”

The KPR-X is available in Canada for four models ranging from 6 to 20 psi and was built for installation on drops or on top of the pipe in mechanized systems, the release said.

Related Articles

Komet Irrigation’s New Part-Circle Sprinkler with Uniform Water Application

Evolution Wheel Releases Irrigation Tire that Doesn’t Go Flat

Irrigation Boom Happening in Western Canada

Trending This Week

Potato harvest 2017 copy

What Ignoring Your Stored Spuds Until the End of Harvest Could Cost You

Do you have bin management plan to support your potatoes from load-in through suberization? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked various producers...
Under the Hill Farms harvest

Manitoba Storage Potato Harvest in Full Swing

The Manitoba potato harvest for storage is in full swing with about a third of potatoes having been harvested, the Sept. 15 provincial potato report...
Daikon Radish

North American Potato Research Bulletin: PAA Meeting Highlights

A highlight reel of the latest potato research projects presented at the 2023 PAA annual meeting. Potato researchers across North America are working every day...
Potato harvest 2017 copy

Ontario Storage Potato Harvest Well Underway

The harvest of the storage potato crop is in full swing near Alliston, Ont., a Sept. 21 email update from Eugenia Banks said. "The area was...
Bayer CropScience Canada logo

New Bayer Fungicides Receive Canadian Registration

Emesto Complete fungicide and insecticide seed-piece treatment and Velum Rise fungicide/nematicide have received registration in Canada, a Sept. 19 news release from Bayer Crop Science...