aquaControl helps fish farms combat low oxygen events and boost growth rates
Innovasea, a global leader in technologically advanced aquatic solutions for aquaculture and fish tracking, announced today that it will be using PCI VSA Oxygen Generators in its groundbreaking aquaControl solution, an automated environmental monitoring and control system that helps farm operators protect fish stocks from low oxygen events and maximize growth rates.
“aquaControl provides unprecedented ability to improve environmental conditions inside fish pens,” said Tim Stone, Innovasea’s vice president of product development. “By teaming up with PCI, we are delivering the most effective and reliable oxygenation system available to the aquaculture industry.”
PCI Gases is a world leader in ruggedized, on-site oxygen and nitrogen generators and has provided equipment for use in a wide variety of industries across the globe.
Innovasea’s aquaControl features a first-of-its-kind digital valve system that can be run autonomously or remotely via computer or mobile device, giving farm operators greater control over environmental conditions without having to be on-site to make adjustments.
In addition to providing oxygen generators for aquaControl, the partnership with PCI allows Innovasea to sell PCI components to land- and sea-based aquaculture operations that have legacy oxygenation systems.
“PCI Gases manufactures its Deployable Oxygen Concentration System utilizing state-of-the-art technology,” said Tim Boulton, PCI’s director of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “These VSA-based systems are acknowledged as the most reliable and robust sources of on-site oxygen presently available in the marketplace. Installation of DOCS in aquaculture is proven to increase productivity and profit through demonstrated reliability, durability and flexibility combined with power consumption efficiency, low maintenance cost and downtime.”
Currently in use at fish farms in Canada and Norway, the end-to-end aquaControl solution enables farm operators to easily monitor environmental conditions in real time with wireless aquaMeasure sensors and then make adjustments within individual pens or across the entire site via aeration or oxygenation. This gives operators the ability to combat:
- Harmful algal blooms
- Temperature stratification or super chill events
- Jellyfish infestations
- Low levels of dissolved oxygen
Adding oxygen also helps improve fish health and stimulate appetite, helping farm operators to maximize growth rates.
Fueled by leading-edge technology and a passion for research and development, Innovasea is revolutionizing aquaculture and advancing the science of fish tracking to make our oceans and freshwater ecosystems sustainable for future generations. With 250 employees worldwide, we provide full end-to-end solutions for fish farming and aquatic species research – including quality equipment that’s efficient and built to last, expert consulting services, and innovative platforms and products that deliver unrivaled data, information and insights.
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About PCI Gases
PCI is a global supplier of on-site gaseous and liquid oxygen along with mobile nitrogen generating systems for the military, oil and gas, and medical and industrial oxygen markets. Its products enable customers to generate oxygen or nitrogen near their point of use both economically and reliably, and target applications for which distributed industrial gases are either too expensive or too difficult to obtain. PCI is headquartered in Riverside, Calif., with subsidiaries and facilities in India, Brazil and China.
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