COMPRESSORS

The heart of any lake-bed, or bottom-mounted aeration system is often the air compressor itself. ABI offers a variety of compressors that are quiet, small, energy efficient and will pump a steady and constant flow of oxygen to your diffuser system.

The key considerations when deciding which air pump, compressor or blower (different ways of moving air) to buy are what volume of air (in cubic feet per minute, cfm) you need, where the diffusers are located, distance of each diffuser location from shore and the pressure (in pounds per square inch, psi) required to supply that volume. Keep in mind it takes 1 psi to push an air bubble 27" below the surface of water. All air compressors used for aquatic purposes should be "oil-less".

Electrical costs are often times a concern when determining the viability of an aeration system. Electrical costs may be determined by how many watts each compressor will use to operate. Don't worry about amps-they are for sizing breakers. Wattage consumption can be determined by using the following formulas:

Single-phase watts= volts x amps x power factor
Three-phase watts = volts x amps x 1.73 x power factor

ABI recommends placing all compressors in a well-ventilated, secure cabinet, to prevent deterioration of electrical components, rusting, and voiding of the warranty.

Linear Diaphragm Compressors

Linear compressors fill the gap between aquarium air pumps and ponds. They are energy efficient and offer higher pressure capabilities than other brands. They are ideal for use in bait shops, classrooms, koi ponds and laboratories. Linear motors have few moving parts, thereby reducing noise, minimizing power usage and extending motor life.

Max. Air Outlet CFM Air Flow @ Water Depth of:
Part # Watts Depth Size 0' 2' 4' 6' 8' 10'
ABIEPW4 35 11' 3/4" 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.6
ABIEPW6 45 12' 3/4" 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.4
ABIEPW10 96 14' 3/4" 5.2 5.0 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.1

Rocking Piston Compressors

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Continuous-duty, oil-free rocking piston compressors are the highest performing compressors available today. Rocking piston compressors are a great choice for continuous operation applications, possessing high pressure capabilities while operating at lower rpm's. These features allow them to run cooler and last longer, while using less electricity than similar compressors. They are the perfect choice for aerating small ponds or deep water applications (to 30 psi). This oil-less desigh safely aerates ponds with no electricity in the water. The shore mounted conpressor sends air though tubing (such as our self sinking air hose) to a bottom mounted diffuser for a safe, effective way to aerate ponds. Compressors are available in 115V or 230V.

Feautures

  • Inlet filter, rubber foot pads and 6' power cord included
  • Oil-less operation
  • Lightweight die-cast aluminum components
  • Hard coated cylinder for wear resistance
  • Permanently lubricated bearing and easily replaceable piston seal
Amps* Cost per CFM Air Flow @ Water Depth of:
Part # HP Volts 24 Hours** 0' 10' 20' 30' 40' 50' Price
ABIERP25 1/4 2.5/115 0.55 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 $465.39
ABIERP252 1/4 1.3/230 0.55 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 $472.19
ABIERP50 1/2 4.0/115 1 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.8 $519.79
ABIERP502 1/2 2.0/230 1 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.8 $629.59
ABIERP75 3/4 5.7/115 1.38 7.5 7.1 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.1 $986.79
ABIERP752 3/4 2.9/230 1.38 7.5 7.1 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.1 $996.79

Rotary Vane Compressors

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Oilless rotary vane compressors are compact, easy-to-service and excellent for moderate-pressure, continuous-duty applications. They more than double the air output of piston compressors with better longevity. Rotary vane compressors are excellent for pond and lake aeration and de-icing. The carbon vanes self adjust for years of maximum efficiency and can be easily replaced in about 15 minutes using common tools. All models have an 18' maximum operating depth. Air manifolds are available with two to six valves, allowing one pump to supply up to diffusers. Complete units ship with pressure relief valve, external filter and 3 foot power cord. Please be sure to specify voltage desired on these compressors, all units shipped 115V unless otherwise specified.

Cost per CFM Air Flow @ Water Depth of:
Part # HP Volts Amps 24 Hours** 0' 10' 20' 30' Price
RVCOMP1/4HP 1/4 115/230 5/115 $1.32 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.6 $600.00
RVCOMP1/4HPComplete 1/4 115/230 5/115 $1.32 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.6 $698.00
RVCOMP3/4HP 3/4 115/230 6/230 $3.31 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.9 $943.00
RVCOMP3/4HPComplete 3/4 115/230 6/230 $3.31 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.9 $1,045.84
RVCOMP1HP 1 115/230 7/230 $3.86 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.3 $991.00
RVCOMP1HPComplete 1 115/230 7/230 $3.86 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.3 $1,092.00
**Cost figured at $0.10 per kwh, 24/7 operation using amps indicated in chart. Actual electrical
data/costs will depend on operating conditions

Piston Compressors

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Piston air compressors are for applications requiring higher pressures than our rotary vane compressors are capable of providing. These 50-psi models deliver much more air than the 100-psi models normally found in the marketplace. Whether you're aerating a deep water lake, overcoming the friction loss of a long run of air piping or forcing air through a fine pore diffuser, these compressors provide a continuous supply of oil-free air. Due to amp draw, 115V models do not have power cords.

One-year warranty. Made in USA.

  • Best for long runs or deep water applications
  • Corrosion resistant
  • 115 or 230 volt
  • 1 HP (Other sizes available)
  • 100 PSI
  • 5.4 CFM

Regnerative Blowers

Blowers are are the industry choice when high oxyygen, low energy consumption and reliable service is needed. Blowers are designed to provide large volumes of air at low pressure (less than 4 psi). With only one moving part - the impeller - there is no wear, no seals, no vibrations and no lubrication to be done. consumption. 50/60Hz operation, automatice thermal overload protection, UL approved and CSA certified, can be mounted in any position, lightweight, durable and compact. Each blower includes an inlet air filter and outlet bleed valve, 6' power cord on all blowers 1 HP and smaller. Please specify 115 or 230 volt when ordering. Blower will be wired 115V if not specified.

Amps @ CFM Air Flow @ Water Depth: Max. Outlet
Part # HP Volts 115V 20" 30" 40" 50" 60" Depth Pipe Size Price
ABIGB11RB 1/8 115/230 2 14 --- --- --- --- 29" 1.0 $615.29
ABIGB21RB 1/3 115/230 3.8 28 19 --- --- --- 39" 1.5" $614.39
ABIGB31RB 1/2 115/230 5.6 35 27 19 11 --- 52" 1.5" $758.39
ABIGB41RB 1 115/230 9.8 73 64 52 28 --- 58" 1.5" $911.69
ABIGB451RB* 1.5 115/230 20.7 110 102 88 78 64 63" 2" $1,247.29
ABIGB51RB* 2.5 115/230 23.6 135 125 111 100 82 65" 2" $1,346.69
ABIGB61RB* 3.5 230/460-3** 19 @ 230 Volt 188 178 167 157 147 80" 2" $1,733.49
ABIGB63RB* 5 230/460-3** 6 @ 460 Volt 188 178 167 157 147 105" 2" $1,930.19
*Ships via motor freight. Not available for internet purchase. Larger HP are available
**3.5 HP and larger sizes are 3 phase motors. All other blowers are also available in 3 phase.