Why is floor mounting important?
Floor mounting eliminates the effects of vibration and ragging that cause elevated diffuser systems (basically all other systems) to prematurely fail. Also, floor mounting eliminates grit accumulation zones, reducing maintenance requirements and maximizing available process volume. Mixing requirements are 20-40% lower with floor mounted systems, saving energy and allowing more flexibility in dissolved oxygen control when the DO setpoints need to be low. Studies have shown adequate mixing for floor mounted AEROSTRIP® systems of 1.3 – 1.8 Nm2/hr/m2 floor area (0.07 – 0.10 scfm/ft2 floor area).