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Introducing the 1000 Series Control Valve

November 4, 2014

For over 25 years, Nelson Irrigation Corporation has perfected the sleeve-style valve with the continued development of the 800 Series Control Valve product line. Known world-wide for their hydraulic efficiency and high performance, Nelson’s 800 Series Valves are used in a variety of applications under demanding conditions in agricultural and environment control systems.  In October of 2010, Nelson engineers launched an R&D project to develop the next generation of sleeve-style valves. They aimed at addressing critical irrigation issues and raising the bar for valve performance – the result is the new 1000 Series.

The 1000 Series is geared to handle tough agricultural environments. The internal filter or optional external filter protects ports from plugging. There is no “continuous bleed” port which minimized blockage potential and the improved cage design more effectively passes debris.  

A modular design provides ultimate flexibility in valve style and connection type while simplifying installation, trouble-shooting and maintenance – great for the grower, installer and system designer!
Choose from 3 different flow path options: inline, tee and elbow. Choose from 5 inlet/outlet styles:

• Proprietary Nelson “Flex-Connect” Ends – interchangeable design allow for “mixing & matching” ends.
      - 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 2” NPT or BSP
      - 3”  Splined Connection
      - 2” and 3” Victaulic
• Wafer Style
      - 2” ANSI Flange
      - 2 x 3” Flange Adapters – allows installing a 2” valve directly between 3” flanges.

The “Flex-Connect” approach allows for “mixing and matching” ends. Example: On an inline valve you can choose a 3" victaulic inlet and a 2" victaulic outlet. Nelson valve sizes should be selected based on flow needs as opposed to pipe sizes. Because of the high level of efficiency it is common to select a 2" valve when using 3" pipe.  

1000 Series valve applications include zone control for sprinkler or drip irrigated row crops, nursery crops, orchards and vineyards. The valve fits perfectly under a Big Gun® for solid set irrigation, end of pivot solutions and a variety of environmental controls including fire suppression, dust suppression and cooling.

The unique design of the 1000 Series Valve will change the way systems are designed and managed. Click here for the 1000 Series product page.    

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