Rain Bird flow sensors send flow data to central control or stand-alone control systems for precise and accurate flow monitoring. Rain Bird flow sensors enable you to capitalize on the advantages of Flow Sensing functionality. Use Rain Bird Flow Sensors with Rain Bird Maxicom2 , SiteControl and IQ v2.0 central control applications or in standalone systems using Rain Bird ESP-LXD and ESP-LXMEF controllers to benefit from:
Flo-Watch constantly monitors for low flow and excess flow conditions caused by broken lines or heads, automatically quarantines and shuts down the problem area and continues to irrigate non affected areas. Saves water, saves plant material and enables irrigation programs to continue and complete. (Note: SiteControl does not offer low flow detection.)
The controller automatically learns station flow rates resulting in more accurate flow rates. The automatic collection prevents you from having to manually enter data from drawings or physically visiting each valve to collect flow data and manually entering the data into a controller. (Note: Maxicom and SiteControl do not offer Learned Flow.)
FloManager determines the optimal station irrigating sequence. The system runs at its fullest capacity until programs are complete. The controller automatically selects and runs multiple valves at the same time within hydraulic parameters allowing for shorter water windows. Flow rates may be manually measured and entered into the controller to utilize FloManager functionality. Using a flow sensor and learned flow capabilities can help to optimize system performance.