Modern fertilization systems is made up of fertilizer injectors that belong to one of two categories: fertilizer injectors that are electrically powered (by a controller or independently), or fertilizer injectors that are automatically powered by water pressure.
The EZ Flo Fertilizing Systems injectors inject fertilizer solutions into the irrigation water. The relative amount in which the solution is injected is known as “injection rate”. This ratio can be expressed as percentage or v/v units.
There are three indispensable elements that need to be well thought-out to guarantee an efficient operation of injectors: the water pressure, the requisite injector flow rate, and the materials the fertilizer injector is made of.
Injector Flow Rate of EZ Flo Fertilizing Systems
The requisite flow rate of a fertilizer injector banks on:
- the required fertilization level
- the irrigation flow rate
- the concentration of the fertilizer stock solution
For attaining a definite fertilization level, higher irrigation flow rates necessitate fertilizer injectors with higher flow rates. If the flow rate of your fertilizer injector is too low, you can take one of the subsequent activities:
- By irrigating fewer valves at the same time, decrease the irrigation flow rate.
- Enhance the concentration of the fertilizer stock solution. In this case, make certain you do not exceed the solubility precincts of the fertilizers.
- Water flow and water pressure affect the performance of fertilizer injectors.
- Water pressure in the irrigation line and water flow through the injector must be adequate for an efficient operation of fertilizer injectors.
For instance, if the water pressure in the irrigation line is higher than the maximal pressure against which the injector can work, the fertilizer solution might not be resourcefully injected, and the fertilizer injector might even finally not inject any fertilizers at all.
Some perfunctory injectors use the water pressure as their power source. Such injectors have a distinguishing range of water flow in which they can work efficiently. If the water flow through the injector is out of this range, the injector is likely not give adjusted proportion.
All EZ Flo Fertilizer equipment is intended to deliver practically any type of water soluble or liquid product. Systems can be connected to a drip system, a hose bib, or an irrigation system. EZ-FLO’s original technology can use completely concerted liquid (no premixing necessary) or water soluble products and transport them quickly or in small micro-doses every time you water, creating better-quality nutrient uptake and more stunning results. This method of applying products through the liquid or water is known as ‘fertigation’.
Materials a Fertilizer Injector has to be made of
An extra contemplation in choosing your fertilizer injector is the category of chemical that would be injected by it. Injectors that are used for injecting acid must be anti-corrosion.
In EZ-FLO fertilizer injectors that are constantly used to inject pesticides, plastic parts should not come in contact with the solution because many pesticides compose of chemicals that injure PVC. Better safe than sorry – purchase injectors that can offer slightly higher flows than your utmost requirements.