What are PVC Pipes?
Our irrigation grade PVC pipes carry out irrigation installations within east Africa using different sizes and thicknesses of irrigation grade PVC pipes. Grekkon Limited’s pipes have a standard length of 6m, with available pipe sizes being; 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 63mm, 75mm, 90mm, and 110mm. Other larger sizes are manufactured on order. In irrigation systems, the larger pipes are used as mains and the smaller ones as sub-mains.
The pipe size is determined by the amount of water required per area. Large farms will use large pipes, while small crop units will use small pipes.
PVC Pipe Prices
32mm Kes 350
40mm Kes 450
50mm Kes 550
63mm Kes 750
75mm Kes 900
90mm Kes 1,100
Choosing Your Irrigation PVC Pipes and Fittings
- Water pressure. The pressure at which water will flow within. For instance, a farmer whose water flow is gravitational will use the lowest gauge, which is PN6. Another grower using a water pump will use a thicker pipe that withstands the pump pressure. The greater the pressure from the water pump, the thicker the pipe is.
- External exposure. Some growers opt to lay pipes on the surface, but most use them while buried underneath the surface. The former will use thicker pipes that withstand the risk of mechanical damage, and prolonged exposure to UV radiation. The latter will use PVC pipes of lower thickness because the pipes have very low exposure to mechanical damage, and are not exposed to the sun’s degrading UV radiation. HDPE pipes are best for surface laying
PVC pipes have a long usable lifespan that extends to decades. Thicker pipes and buried pipes will last longer. We supply fittings designed for use with PVC pipes to join them together, and with other accessories and material. Every fitting is of the same diameter size as the pipe, but always thicker.
Our irrigation grade PVC pipes are available in our Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu stores within Kenya.