Foggers for Cooling Orchards & Vines

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Foggers for Cooling Orchards & Vines

Foggers for Cooling Orchards & Vines

Installed above an orchard or vine canopy, DIG’s EXL foggers produce micro-sized droplets which evaporate quickly, leading to cooling conditions that reduce the air temperature surrounding leaves and fruits. The foggers, which are perfect for misting systems, are designed to operate at a pressure range of 35 to 80 PSI (2.4 to 5.5 bar), and can lower plant canopy and fruit skin surface temperatures more than other systems with lower flow rates, which leads to increased productivity. They operate at a nominal pressure of 50 PSI (3.5 bar) and utilize a vortex design to spin incoming water into a very fine mist, with higher incoming pressures supporting smaller and finer droplets.

EXL foggers emit very fine droplets at lower flow rates, creating a blanket misting coverage design over an orchard canopy. At 18 to 20 GPM (68 to 91 LPM) per acre, this very effective cooling system also lowers light transmission. With a close spacing layout, a blanket of fog envelops the orchard to decrease temperature and light transmission. The decrease in temperature is from evaporation of water from the air, followed by removal of the water vapor deposit on fruit skin surface by air movement, leading to overall lower temperatures and a better yield.

Key physiological processes such as photosynthesis are compromised at high temperatures. With the increasing severity and duration of heat waves that limit plant growth, metabolism, and productivity, EXL foggers can be used to cool fruit trees and vines under these adverse conditions, lowering temperatures by up to 20°F (6.6°C) and improving orchard and vine resilience in future similar conditions.

Features

  • Supports optimal cooling or humidifying conditions by reducing temperature and increasing humidity
  • Installed in an upright position above tree canopies
  • Incorporates a vortex design that swirls water droplets into a fine mist
  • Decreases temperature by up to 20°F (6.6°C)
  • Creates a blanket of fog above the orchards canopies that envelopes the orchard or vines
  • Operates at a nominal pressure of 50 PSI (3.5 bar) and operating pressure range of 35 to 80 PSI (2.4 to 5.5 bar)
  • Produces a droplet size of 50 to 100 microns (100 m at 50 PSI)
  • Available in three flow rates of 1, 1.5, and 2 GPH (4, 6, and 8 LPH) per outlet with interchangeable color-coded nozzles in black, green, and brown
  • Saves 30% to 50% of water compared to systems that use 30 to 40 GPM per acre
  • Manufactured from high-impact plastic with UV protection and good resilience to chemicals used in agricultural irrigation
  • Modular, lightweight, and easy to maintain, configure and install
  • Made from a three-part construction with an O-ring for a tight seal
  • Available with a 1/4″ barb, 10-32 thread or press-fit connection

 

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MODEL DESCRIPTION
EXL Series Fogger with Barb, Tan Body
07-045 1.0 GPH (4 L/H) - black nozzle
07-046 1.5 GPH (6 L/H) - green nozzle
07-052 2.0 GPH (8 L/H) - brown nozzle
EXL Series Fogger on 10-32 thread, Tan Body
07-048 1.0 GPH (4 L/H) - black nozzle
07-058 1.5 GPH (6 L/H) - green nozzle
07-053 2 GPH (8 L/H) - brown nozzle
EXL Series Fogger with Barb, Black Body
50-500-20 1.5 GPH (6 L/H) - green nozzle
50-500-25 2 GPH (8 L/H) - brown nozzle
50-500-13 1 GPH (4 L/H) - black nozzle
EXL Series Fogger with Press-Fit, Black Body
50-501-20 1.5 GPH (6 L/H) - green nozzle
50-501-25 2 GPH (8 L/H) - brown nozzle
50-501-13 1 GPH (4 L/H) - black nozzle

Specifications

  • Flow rate: 1, 1.5, and 2 GPH (4, 6, and 8 LPH)
  • Operating pressure: 35 to 80 PSI (2.4 to 5.5 BAR)
  • Nominal flow rate at 50 PSI (3.5 BAR)
  • Pattern: 360°
  • Recommended spacing: 4' to 5' apart (1.2 m to 1.5 m)
  • Installation mounting: above tree canopy, in an upright position
  • Recommended flow per acre: 18 to 24 GPM (68 to 91 LPM)
  • Trajectory angle: approximately 70°
  • Average droplet size is 50-100 microns
  • Inlet size: 1/4" (4 mm) barb, 10-32 thread, or press-fit configuration
  • Body color: beige or black
  • Materials: high-impact plastic
  • Filter requirements: flow up to 1.5 GPH (6 l/h) minimum of 200 mesh (80 microns), 2 GPH (8 l/h) and up to 155 mesh (100 micron)

Flow rate & diameter

Nozzle color Black Green Brown
Nozzle size (in) 0.013 0.020 0.025
Flow rate 1.0 1.5 2.0
Diameter (ft) 2.5 3.5 3.5
Misting angle 70° 70° 70°
30 PSI 0.85 1.26 1.58
35 PSI 0.91 1.36 1.68
40 PSI 0.98 1.49 1.83
45 PSI 1.04 1.52 1.91
50 PSI 1.07 1.58 2.02
55 PSI 1.14 1.64 2.09
60 PSI 1.17 1.71 2.18
65 PSI 1.20 1.74 2.26
70 PSI 1.26 1.82 2.31
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