How Superior Windmills Work
A Superior Windmill is made up of a highly effective direct
drive energy transfer system that has very few moving parts.
Making its operation efficient, reliable and easy to maintain.
The Superior Windmill air compressor is a direct drive design from the turbine to the diaphragm assembly. We utilize sealed ball bearings in our heavy crankshaft and connecting rods to provide excellent reliability, smooth running and low maintenance.
Air flow is produced using a molded rubber diaphragm (one on the Jet Stream model or two on the Turbo Jet Stream model.) Air is drawn in on the down stroke via three intake valves on each diaphragm assembly. On the upstroke the compressed air is passed out the exhaust valve to the air hose via the pivot post to the 3/8" hose going to the pond.
The air is released into the pond through an optional rubber membrane diffuser that creates a fine bubbling action in the water. The diffuser is equipped with an internal check valve to eliminate water from entering the hose when the turbine is not operating in low wind conditions.
To learn more about pond aeration using windmills,
read articles by Pond Owner Magazine: