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Created on August 27, 2015

Driptech Micro-Irrigation Kit

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Driptech Micro-Irrigation Kit is a drip irrigation technology kit developed for smallholder farmers.

Developed By
  1. Godrej
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

The Driptech Micro-Irrigation Kit or Instakit, is a one-acre drip irrigation kit with pre-assembled components packed in a box with a pictorial installation manual intended for small-plot farmers. The kit contains all of the components necessary for drip irrigation except a mainline.

Target SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 1: No Poverty

Market Suggested Retail Price

$250.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Driptech InstaKit systems are distributed by The Global Green Company Limited.

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manufactured in local production facilities.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can buy this product by contacting the manufacturer directly or can get it from partners like Godrej.

Distributions to Date Status

400 as of 2014

Coefficient of distribution uniformity

94%

Highest limit burst pressure

1.47 Bars

Maximum run length

45 m

Minimum viable operating pressure

0.2 Bars

Design Specifications

The Driptech Instakit includes drip tape, takeoff valves, rubber grommets, a filter, and a hand drill tool. Additional materials necessary include PVC pipe (40, 50 or 63mm diameters), PVC fittings, and connection to a water pump or water tank. The system is comprised of a head unit that is connected to the water source and the sub-unit, which is the water transport system. The lateral rolls are the 'at-the-plant' water distributors. The head unit controls pressure as well as filtration. The Driptech system uses a mesh-type screen filter, which allows farmers to clean it by flushing it with water. The sub-unit delivers water to the drip tape lateral rolls.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Driptech staff and local dealers can provide technical support.

Replacement Components

The Laser Drip, Laser Spray, DT-Thinwall, DT-Dripline, DT-Polytube, and DT-J Dripper can be purchased separately.

Lifecycle

3-5 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer The Global Green Company Limited that the InstaKit works with pumps and gravity pressure, is simple and quick to install, is easy to operate and maintain, and is low cost.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

The InstaKit requires a mainline, a water source, and an irrigation pump or gravity-powered water source.

Academic Research and References

Austin-Breneman, J and Yang, M., 2013, Design for Micro-Enterprise: An Approach to Product Design for Emerging Markets, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Portland, OR.

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

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