How does the self-cleaning function of a dripping hose work?

  • I am not sure what a self cleaning dripping hose is. Can you show us a picture or link to the product? – kevinsky Apr 11 '16 at 16:17
  • It's probably some marketing gimmick – Escoce Apr 11 '16 at 22:45
  • Do you mean a soaker hose? Or something for drip irrigation at the base of plants? – Graham Chiu Apr 12 '16 at 3:52
  • Something for drip water at the base of plants in the garden – FrankStein Apr 12 '16 at 4:03
  • On page 4 you can see one google.de/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://… – FrankStein Apr 21 '16 at 7:59

By flushing debris as it is detected throughout operation, and not only at the beginning or end of a cycle; this ensures uninterrupted dripper operation. It has a labyrinth structure (Turbonet™) and anti-siphon mechanism, covered by patents. They say:

There are several algorithms built into the little dripper, ensuring that:

  • Pressure regulating mechanism ensures that each dripper provides the same flow, regardless of inlet pressure.
  • Each dripper has a built in large filtration area.
  • An ongoing cleaning mechanism uses pressure to push out dirt particles.
  • Mechanical root barrier prevents root intrusion
  • Anti-siphon mechanism prevents suction of dirt particles
  • Non Leakage mechanism keeps the water in the system once it is shut and prevents uneven drainage
  • Membrane, structure and materials that withstand chemicals, acid and extreme climate conditions

As I doubt that is as comprehensive an explanation as you were hoping for, and with "self-cleaning" in the context of pipes not having a widely accepted meaning, I fear your best choice may be to contact Netafim for further details. They do show various 'connections' including Twitter.

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