The Hiblow HP-60-A Air Pump delivers oxygen into the septic tank, which allows aerobic bacteria to grow and thrive. Once the bacterial colony is established, these bacteria break down waste quickly and efficiently. For an aerobic system to work, air must be constantly brought into the system where dissolved oxygen keeps the aerobic bacteria alive.
A traditional anaerobic system uses a different type of bacteria to do the work of breaking down waste. Anaerobic bacteria is slower, though, and not quite as thorough, which is why we are now seeing more and more aerobic systems being used in North America. Because aerobic bacteria are so much more efficient than their anaerobic cousins, the waste water that comes out of the system is much cleaner and can be used for irrigation or flushing toilets.
An aerobic system may be an excellent alternative for you if your current, traditional septic system fails or if you don’t have the space to install an anaerobic system. Though you will need to provide a source of electricity, the pump is extremely efficient, drawing only 51 Watts. The unit is small (a bit bigger than a bread box) and can easily accommodate an alarm with the built-in alarm connection fitting.
Quiet and low maintenance, your Hiblow HP-60-A Air Pump should run for years with no more than regular filter changes. Drawing very little power, this pump is economical to run, reliable, and sturdy, the workhorse you need to keep your septic system aerated and working smoothly.
|Liters Per Min (LPM)||60|
|PSI (max continuous Operating Pressure)||3.6|
|Noise Level (dBA) @ 1 Meter||35|
|Rated Loading Pressure||2.13 psi|
|Power Consumption||51 W|
|Power Supply Frequency||60 Hz|
Does this come with the alarm system
No, It does not come with an attached alarm you would have to buy the HP-60A. It does have a side port that a provided air barb goes in. This is for a 3/8 air hose that runs to the control panel where a pressure switch is located that if activated sets the alarm off.
What is the purpose of this pump?
The purpose of the Hiblow HP60 septic air pump is to provide oxygen for the aerobic bacteria to grow and stay alive. To make an aerobic septic system aerobic it needs air which creates dissolved oxygen for the aerobic bacteria to stay alive without it they would die and the system would be like a standard system that uses the anaerobic process which takes much longer to treat the water and does an effective job compared to an aerobic system. Aerobic systems break down waste much faster and the water that comes out the effluent is much cleaner. This is why they are more and more prevalent now.