Otterbine Barebo Inc. expanded its Air Flo 2 diffused air system product line by releasing 2-dome and 1-dome diffuser manifold options to the original 4-dome option. With the release of the 2-dome and 1-dome diffuser manifolds, module Air Flo 2 systems are available through Otterbine allowing customers the unique opportunity to create custom Air Flo 2 systems.
Although highly effective in ponds and lakes with depths of 6ft–40ft (2m-12m), there is a direct correlation between performance efficiency and depth of operation in diffused air systems. In essence, the greater the depth the more efficient a system will be.
To illustrate, diffused air systems pump air to diffusers at the pond bottom that is released as a column of air that widens as it travels up through the water column. When air is released at deeper depths more oxygen is transferred throughout the water due to a larger area coming in contact with air for a longer duration. In shallower applications there is less opportunity for oxygen transfer due to less area and contact time occurring as air travels up from the pond bottom. In order to achieve the same aeration at shallower depths it is necessary to spread additional manifolds across the pond bottom.
Due to varying depths in most ponds and lakes, Otterbine’s Air Flo 2 Module Systems permit the user to achieve maximum performance efficiencies by determining and placing properly sized manifolds at appropriate locations based off the depth and need of aeration throughout the water feature.
Features of Otterbine’s Air Flo 2 Diffused Aeration System Include:
No Electrical Connections in the Water – Safe for Recreation Ponds
Choice of Self Cleaning Dome Diffusers (4-dome, 2-dome or 1-dome configurations) or Traditional Air Stone Diffusers
Operating Depths up to 40ft (12m)
Shore Mounted Cabinet Provides Quiet Operation and Simplified Servicing
Clean Air Intake System Improves Performance
All-Inclusive 2 Year Warranty
Flow Rates & Oxygen Transfer Rates Independently Tested
Electrical and Safety Approved by ETL, ETL-C and CE
Available in both 60HZ and 50HZ in single phase, the Air Flo 2 is safety tested and approved by ETL, ETL-C and CE. Standard Air Flo 2 systems come with 4-dome or 6-stone diffuser manifolds; module systems offer the option of 2-dome and 1-dome diffusers. Additional details can be found at www.otterbine.com/airflo2