A5 PC Series Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline

Reliable, durable, and high performing pressure compensating dripline

Rain Bird has leveraged over 75 years of irrigation expertise to develop a line of agriculture tubing products. Allowing for precise water and nutrient application, A5 PC Series Pressure Compensating Dripline and PE Polyethylene tubing were designed and developed to address the key issues facing growers today.


Reliable, Steady Flow

A5 PC’s grit-tolerant, clog-resistant design ensures that water will keep flowing to crops, whether it is being drawn from a well, pond, reservoir or canal.  

High Uniformity and Efficiency

The technologically advanced pressure-compensating design of the low-profile flat-emitter maximizes uniformity and water-use efficiency, even with elevation changes. Increase crop yield by reducing the use of water, chemicals, and fertilizer.

Maximum Durability

Growers demand reliable performance in the harshest conditions. A5 PC dripline is engineered and tested to stand up to harsh chemicals, UV radiation and damage that can be caused by farm equipment, giving you years of worry-free performance.

Application Versatility

Best suited for permanent crops, orchard and vineyard applications including grapes, hops, stone fruit, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, blueberries, and pecans.

    Optional Preinstalled Vine Clips

    Rain Bird preinstalled vine clips help improve water placement and dramatically reduce installation time and labor costs. Vine clips are available on A5 PC™ Pressure Compensating Dripline and select sizes of PE Polyethylene Tubing. Ideal for all on-wire dripline applications.Vine Clip

    • Installed to the growers specifications at the time of order; most common spacing ranges from 24" to 48"
    • Easily adjustable in field to position and hold dripline or emitter location in place for precise water application
    • Commonly used in applications with elevation changes to prevent water migration and ensure droplets fall at desired plant location
    • Low-profile design optimal for mechanical harvesting


    Operating Range:

    • Compensating Pressure: 7 to 60 psi (0.48 to 4.14 bar)
    • Water Temperature: Up to 110° F (43.3° C)
    • Ambient Temperature: Up to 150° F (65.6° C)
    • Required Filtration: 120 mesh (125 micron)

    Nominal Flow Rates:

    • 0.31 gph (1.2 l/h)
    • 0.42 gph (1.6 l/h)
    • 0.53 gph (2.0 l/h)
    • 0.61 gph (2.3 l/h)
    • 0.93 gph (3.5 l/h)
    • 1.06 gph (4.0 l/h)

    Standard Emitter Spacing:

    • 12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 60"
    • 20cm, 30cm, 40cm, 45cm, 50cm, 60cm, 75cm, 100cm
    • Custom spacing available

    Tubing Dimensions:

    • 16 mm with 35mil wall: OD 0.610" (15.5mm), ID 0.540" (13.7mm), wall thickness 0.035" (0.9mm)
    • 16 mm with 45mil wall: OD 0.630" (16.0mm), ID 0.540" (13.7mm), wall thickness 0.045" (1.1mm)
    • 18 mm: OD 0.709" (18.0mm), ID 0.619" (15.7mm), wall thickness 0.045" (1.1mm)
    • 20 mm: OD 0.786" (19.9mm), ID 0.690" (17.5mm), wall thickness 0.048" (1.2mm)

    Customer Satisfaction Policy:

    Rain Bird’s Customer Satisfaction Policy provides 5 years of protection on product workmanship and 7 years on environmental stress cracking.

    Pressure vs Flow:

    A5 Flow vs Pressure

    Model Comparison

    How to Specify A5 Dripline