What are saddle clamps?
Grekkon Limited’s saddle clamps are devices that allow for fast, quick and tight irrigation water HDPE pipes installation. Whether irrigation water supply is under high or low pressure, these devices are work. A saddle clamp must be fitted around an irrigation water pipe, then clamped into place. A pre drilled hole is made on the pipe, for the attachment of the saddle clamp. The size of the drilled hole depends on the hole size of the saddle clamps appendix.
Our saddle clamps consist of the valve body with packing nuts and an open appendix attached on one end. They have a sealing washer that rests between the pipe and clamp to prevent irrigation water leakage. On the other side of irrigation water supply pipe, a saddle clamp bracket rests and is tightened to the valve with two bolts, with the pipe sandwiched between them.
How they work
Saddle clamps are convenient because they are simply attached to the irrigation water pipe it being cut or couplings/ fittings being installed. Once the clamp is placed, a similarly sized pipe in diameter or a smaller one is fitted to the open appendix. This newly attached pipe is perpendicular to the existing one, to form a ‘T’ shape.
We supply and install them according to the size of the irrigation pipes in use. Because they are easy to assemble and disassemble, the farmer in future moves them with the irrigation system when necessary. Each is named according to the diameter size of the main pipe entry point, and the perpendicular open appendix. For instance, a saddle clamp with a 2” sized main pipe entry point, and a 50mm open perpendicular appendix is referred to as a 2” x 50mm saddle clamp.
Reach us in any of our stores in Nairobi, Eldoret and Nyeri for supplies and procurement.