Frequently Asked Questions

How is Probac applied?

Probac is a liquid and requires no mixing. A small inexpensive pump is installed with a storage reservoir. The installation should be designed to allow sufficient product storage for 30 days to be on site, so little additional manpower is required to service the system. Several injection points may be required on some projects depending on flow volumes and specific problems.

Probac is injected directly into the sewage flow via a pump station, manhole etc.

How quick will Probac work?

Probac is not a chemical and needs time to do its job. That is why we ask for a 3-6 month trial program. Odour will generally reduce within the first month and quicker in some instances. On one project on a septic waste transfer station, it happened overnight. To rid the system of built up fat & grease, especially in sewer pipes and wastewater treatment plants, we would expect to see a change within 90 days but to do the job properly we need in excess of six months.

What does it cost to set up a Probac system?

Depending on the daily dosage of Probac, all that is required is a number of simple pumps capable of accurately injecting the recommended dose of product over 24 hours. You may supply your own pump(s) or use the Probac M6 unit which prices range from $US300 to $US500. In some larger systems, specialised third party pumps are required, costing up to $US2000. The M6 pump requires 240volt AC power. Other power requirements can be accommodated.

What safety equipment is needed?

Probac is an organic product. It is made from plant material and is therefore not considered hazardous. Please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet.

Who sells Probac?

Hydrobac directly markets Probac within Australia. Distributors have already been established in the UAE and Malaysia with other countries ready to come on stream soon.

What size containers does it come in?

Probac is supplied in 200 litre drums. 1000 litre tanks will be available for export orders if required.