Ring compressor output


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Old 12-08-22, 10:30 AM
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Ring compressor output

How much flow / pressure should this ring compressor have? Is there a way to measure either of these values. It was replaced several years ago, the original one lasted 10+ years. I recently installed a new aeration stone in the septic tank but it seems like it should be bubbling better. My effluent has an odor to it so I suspect Iím not getting enough aeration.

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Old 12-15-22, 08:36 AM
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OK, I now understand this isnít a ring compressor but instead a rotary vane compressor that should put up 10 psi. I can measure the pressure with a gauge but is there a way to measure the SCFM flow? Trying to see if it delivers up to its specs.

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Old 12-15-22, 09:00 AM
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Yes, the flow can be measured... with a flow gauge. Generally rotary vane pumps (it does both vacuum and pressure) work well up until the point they catastrophically fail. So, as long as it works it should be good. I don't replace the vanes preventatively but you might want to keep a rebuild kit on hand if you intend to keep the pump long term.

I use a small rotary vane pump to provide air to my pond's aerator. I get about 6-8 years of continuous running before it need rebuilding.
 
 

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