With the develop of modern agriculture, the irrigation method has changed a lot. Nowadays, the drop irrigation becomes one of the main irrigation methods. However, there is drip pipe on the market and can you distinguish them? This piece let me introduce you the difference between them.
First let’s see what are drip tape and drip pipe.
Drip tape is to drip the water or nutrient into the earth around the roots through drippers. While drip pipe is to drip the water or nutrient into the earth with the cylindrical emitter on the low pressure pipe line. Here we can see the irrigation method is different.
Advantages of each other
Drip pipe can control the irrigation voltage and the uniformity without deep osmosis. That means you can adjust the water voltage according to the requirement of different plants. Besides, it save much of water, normally can be 30%-50%. However, in the sand land it could be 70%.
While drip pipe control the irrigation and keep the soil moisture in a range that suitable for plants. Besides, this method will not cause mechanical damage to the land. What’s more, it can effectively adjust the water, gas, heat, nutrient and microbial for plants.
Besides these, they have many other differences.
1. The drip tape is flat without the pressure, while the drip pipe is cylindrical.
2. The dripper of drip tape is flat, while it’s cylindrical of drip pipe.
3. Drip pipe is more thick, so it has longer service life. While drip tape has short service life because it’s very thin.
4. The cost of drip pipe is higher than drip tape.
We can see there are many differences between them. Therefore, you should choose the irrigation system that fits you well. OrientFlex is a professional supplier on irrigation solutions. Besides these two products, we offer you micro spray hose, TPU drag hose and many other hoses for irrigation system. Contact us now and get the best price.