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What is the difference between Pressure Compensation and Pressure Regulation?

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The term Pressure compensation is typically used when referring to a product feature that allows an emission device to react to fluctuations in pressure. PC devices distribute a consistent amount of water as long as the pressure in the system stays between the manufacturers’ provided tolerance.

Pressure regulation in an irrigation system exists to create stability. The stability that assists devices on the system in providing consistent amounts of water to the right place or for automated devices to work properly.

When designing an irrigation system pressure regulation and pressure compensating devices should be used whenever possible.

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