Screen Filters

ScreenGuard™ Automatic Screen Filters

ScreenGuard™ Automatic Screen Filters make sure your irrigation system is always protected and running smoothly. The 3-layer stainless steel screen can handle even the harshest water and is built for long life and high performance. These filters use a small volume of water to clean the screen with NO interruption to the system flow. ScreenGuard filters are the best choice for primary filtration for row and permanent crops.



Screen filters - ScreenGuard™ | Netafim
Screen filters - ScreenGuard™ | Netafim

When should you choose to use ScreenGuard™ filters?

Screen filters are highly recommended for irrigation using poor quality water, for heavy-duty usage, and in the following conditions:

  • Primary filtration for well water and/or single use dripline applications in multiple water sources
  • Primary filtration for micro and open field sprinkler applications in various water sources
  • Primary filtration for landscaping applications
Product Advantages
Product Advantages

What makes ScreenGuard™ the leading screen filter in the industry?

  • Bigger is Better. The largest filtration in the industry prevents more dirt and sand particles from entering your irrigation system, reducing the risk of clogging and sub-optimal flow rates.
  • Grow with confidence. Gain greater peace of mind, knowing that your irrigation system is running at maximum efficiency.
  • Less costly maintenance. By requiring less back-flush cycles, our screen filters save you time and money on routine cleaning and maintenance.
  • Designed around you: From 2” all the way up to 14”, and with various micron rating screens, you are sure to find the screen filter that perfectly fits your needs.
  • Plug and play. Screen filters arrive fully assembled, keeping onsite preparation and set-up costs to an absolute minimum.
  • Built to perform. The filter body is made from high-quality carbon steel with a phenolic coating that protects against rust, and the cover and piston are made from a durable anti-corrosion composite material.
Filter Operations
Filter Operations

Description of Operation


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A coarse screen protects the finer screen from large particles and it can be periodically cleaned manually. Automatic flushing of the fine screen is activated once the pressure differential (∆P) in the filter reaches a pre-determined value. During the flushing cycle, the backflush valve opens, pressure is released from the piston and debris laden water is discharged through the backflush valve. Pressure in the hydraulic motor chamber and the dirt collector is significantly lowered causing the dirt collection nozzles to move along and rotate cleaning the whole internal screen surface. The flushing cycle takes 5 seconds. The backflush valve closes at the end of the cycle, pressure is reapplied, moving the nozzles back to their resting position and the filter is cleaned. During the whole process, water supply is uninterrupted.



Product Advantages

Ease of maintenance due to quick access to internal components and simple disassembly.

Proven and robust control structure included at no additional cost.

High quality construction and durability backed by the world’s most trusted irrigation manufacturer.

3-Layer, 316 stainless steel screen technology provides long life and high performance under even the most demanding conditions.

Externally mounted backflush valve for easy serviceability.


  • Primary filtration for good quality well water with no organic matter
  • Protects row and permanent crops from inorganic materials


  • Minimum Operating Pressure: 30 psi
  • Maximum Operating Pressure: 150 psi
  • Maximum Water Temperature:149˚ F (65˚ C)
  • End Connections: Flanged
  • Screen Mesh Sizes: 080, 120, 150, 200
  • Sizes: 4”, 6”, 8” and 10”
  • Control Voltage: DC Latching
  • Filter Housing: baked epoxy, carbon steel coated


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