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PGA Series Valves

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Rain Bird PGA Irrigation Valves
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Built for high-end residential and light commercial applications, Rain Bird® PGA series valves are the toughest, most reliable valves in their class. These long-lasting, easy-to-service valves are proven to perform at the highest level, even under harsh temperatures and intense pressure. For maximum peace of mind, PGA series valves also offer a best-in-class, three-year trade warranty. Because you care about your reputation—and so do we.

Extreme Durability
The PGA valve maintains a strong, worry-free seal between the body and bonnet, no matter the conditions. In Thermal Cycle Testing, hundreds of PGA valves were exposed to extreme temperature swings and intense pressures. The result—zero leaks.*

PGA Valves last 2 1/2 times longer than the nearest competitor against repeated pressure surges.Pressure-Resistant Seal
The PGA valve’s body-to-bonnet seal is built to overcome the intense water pressure common on many commercial sites. Faced with repeated pressure surges well into the triple digits, our valves outlasted the nearest competitor more than 2 ½ times to 1 in Cycle Surge Testing.*

Easy Maintenance
Multi-drive screws make servicing the PGA valve simple. With the option of flathead, Phillips or hexagonal, you have the freedom and convenience you need to get things done faster. *Currently available on 2” PGA models only.

Quiet Performance
With a robust electrical design, the PGA valve greatly reduces noise and delivers years of reliable performance. So not only will you have peace of mind, you'll have peace and quiet.

*Based on 2013 testing conducted at Rain Bird's Product Research Facility in Tucson, AZ.

Reliability

  • Water-tight seal between the body and bonnet for maximum confidence, even in the most extreme conditions.
  • Robust electrical design for quiet performance you can count on.
  • Rugged PVC and glass-filled nylon construction for reliable operation.
  • Normally closed, forward flow design.
  • Filtered pilot flow to resist debris and clogging.
  • Slow closing to prevent water hammer and subsequent system damage.
  • Three-year trade warranty.

Ease of Use

  • Multi-drive screws (Phillips, flathead, hexagonal) for easy maintenance.*
  • Globe and angle configuration for flexibility in design and installation.
  • Manual internal bleed operates the valve without allowing water into the valve box. This allows the pressure regulator to be adjusted without turning the valve on at the controller.
  • One-piece solenoid design with captured plunger and spring for easy servicing. Prevents loss of parts during field service.
  • Non-rising flow control handle adjusts water flow as needed.

*Currently available on 2” PGA models only.

Versatility


100-PGA
1" (26/34) Valve


150-PGA
1 1/2" (40/49) Valve


200-PGA
2" (50/60) Valve

*All models available with BSP threads.

Rain Bird recommends flow rates in the supply line not to exceed 7.5 feet/second (2,3 m/s) in order to reduce the effects of water hammer.

For flows below 5 GPM (1 m3/h; 32 l/s), Rain Bird recommends use of upstream filtration to prevent debris from collecting below the diaphragm.

For flows below 10 GPM (2 m3/h; 63 l/s) Rain Bird recommends the flow control stem be turned down two full turns from the fully open position.

  • Pressure: 15 to 150 psi (1,0 to 10,4 bar)
  • Flow without PRS-D option: 2 to 150 GPM (0,5 to 34 m3/h; 0,13 to 9,44 l/s)
  • Flow with PRS-D option: 5 to 150 GPM (1 to 34 m3/h; 0,32 to 9,44 l/s)
  • Temperature: Up to 110° F (43° C)

Electrical Specifications

  • 24 VAC 50/60 Hz (cycles per second) solenoid
  • Inrush current: 0.41A (9.9VA)
  • Holding current: 0.14A (3.43VA)
  • Coil resistance: 30-39 Ohms

Dimensions

  • 100-PGA: 
    7 1/4" x 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"
    (18,4 cm) x (14,0 cm) x (8,3 cm)
  • 150-PGA: 
    8" x 6 3/4" x 3 1/2"
    (20,3 cm) x (17,2 cm) x (8,9 cm)
  • 200-PGA:
    10" x 7 3/4" x 5" 
    (25,4 cm) x (23,5 cm) x (12,7 cm)

    Note: The PRS-D option adds 2" (5,1 cm) to the valve height

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the PGA Valve available in a Reclaimed Water version?

Rain Bird does not make a PGA Valve model specifically for reclaimed water applications.  Because of the high chlorine content in reclaimed water, we recommend using our PESB-R Valves for this type of application.  If you simply need an indication of non-potable use, Rain Bird does offer an optional purple flow control handle to replace the standard handle on the PGA Valve. 

Can the PGA valve be used with two-wire controller systems?

Yes.  The PGA Valve, equipped with its standard EZ Bleed solenoid, is compatible with all two-wire systems.

What is the advantage of using the Rain Bird PRS-D Pressure Regulator on the PGA Valve?

The PRS-D allows the installer to precisely set the outlet pressure of the valve without having to throttle back the flow rate by means of the flow control.  Use of the flow control to set rotor or spray throw distances can cause other problems, especially when system pressures and flow rates can vary.  The Rain Bird PRS-D, which is adjustable from 15 to 100 psi, can maintain a constant outlet pressure even under varying inlet pressure conditions.  When supply pressure exceeds 110 psig, Rain Bird recommends the use of an inline filter upstream of the valve.

What is the function of the internal bleed?
 
The internal bleed is for opening and closing the valve manually during system startups or inspections.  By turning the solenoid ¼ to ¾ turns counterclockwise, the irrigation tech can simulate the opening of the solenoid port, which in turn opens the valve.

What is a “latching”solenoid?

Latching solenoids are typically used with battery operated control systems.  Rain Bird’s latching solenoid was designed to work with our TBOS controller which uses a 9 volt DC power source to energize the solenoid.  Once the solenoid is energized, a permanent magnet “latches” the plunger in the open position and the power to the solenoid can be discontinued.  To close it again, power is reapplied to the solenoid only in reverse polarity and the plunger is then “latched” closed in a similar fashion.  The use of a latching solenoid eliminates the need to continuously power the solenoid during the watering cycle.