XFS Subsurface Dripline with Copper Shield™ Technology

Look For CopperRain Bird® XFS Sub-Surface Copper-Colored Dripline with Copper Shield™ Technology is the latest innovation in the Rain Bird Landscape Drip Family. Rain Bird’s patent-pending Copper Shield Technology protects the emitter from root intrusion, creating a long-lasting, low maintenance sub-surface drip irrigation system for use under turf grass or shrub and groundcover areas. A proprietary tubing material makes the XFS Sub-Surface Dripline with Copper Shield the most flexible tubing in the industry, and the easiest sub-surface dripline to design with and install.

The Copper-Color Outside Ensures the Copper Shield™ is Inside




  • Rain Bird’s low-profile emitter design reduces in-line pressure loss, allowing longer lateral runs, simplifying design and reducing installation time
  • Variety of emitter flow rates, emitter spacing and coil lengths provide design flexibility for either sub-surface turf or sub-surface shrub and groundcover applications


  • XFS Sub-Surface Dripline emitters are protected from root intrusion by Rain Bird’s patent-pending Copper Shield™ Technology, resulting in a system that does not require maintenance or replacement of chemicals to prevent root intrusion
  • The pressure-compensating emitter design provides a consistent flow over the entire lateral length ensuring higher uniformity for increased reliability in the pressure range of 8.5 to 60 psi


  • Dual-layered tubing (copper over black) provides unmatched resistance to chemicals, algae growth and UV damage
  • Grit Tolerant: Rain Bird’s proprietary emitter design resists clogging by use of an extra-wide flow path combined with a self-flushing action


  • Dimensions: OD: 0.634" (16mm); ID: 0.536" (13.6mm); Thickness: 0.049" (1.2mm)
  • Emitter Spacing:
    • 12" (30.5 cm); 18" (45.7 cm)
    • Europe Market: 33cm; 40cm
  • Coil Length:
    • 100' (30.5 m) and 500' (152.4 m)
    • Europe Market: 100 m
  • Coil Color Options: Copper; Purple; Copper with Purple Stripe
  • Use with XF Dripline Insert Fittings or Twist Lock Fittings

Operating Range

  • Pressure: 8.5 to 60 psi (0.58 to 4.14 bar)
  • Flow rates: 0.4 gph, 0.6, and 0.9 gph (1.6 l/h, 2.3 l/hr and 3.5 l/hr)
  • Temperature:
    • Water: Up to 100°F (37.8° C)
    • Ambient: Up to 125°F (51.7° C)
  • Required Filtration: 120 mesh

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