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Aquaculture Air Compressor Solutions

Air compressor transporting fish food to fish pens

Aquaculture solutions: specialised applications require specialised products

The aquaculture industry is a rapidly growing industry with very special and specific requirements around the use of compressed air. All our blowers and compressors are designed and built to provide maximum durability and reliability. Moreover, the impressive energy efficiency helps to keep the largest part of total system costs to a minimum, whilst the low maintenance requirement reduces costs even further. For the aquaculture industry, HPC KAESER provides special products tailored to the rough conditions on fish farms.

Compressed air is used for a number of complex tasks within the fish rearing industry these include, transporting fish food directly to the farming pens.

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Aquaculture fish farming boat


Aquaculture Feeding Barges & Compressed Air Solutions

Feeding barges are essential for operating modern offshore fish farms. Some are capable of carrying up to 850 tonnes of feed. Innovative and efficient blower technologies from HPC KAESER generate the airflow required to deliver the feed into the farming pens.

Some feed barges may also be equipped with a screw compressor for Sea Pen Aeration (SPA) systems, a process whereby compressed air is blown into the pens through diffusers. As bubbles rise to the surface, a gas exchange takes place between the water and the gases in the bubbles, raising the oxygen levels in the water.

Other specific applications include bubble curtains that are used as a method for protecting the fish from swarms of jellyfish and algal blooms, and the removal of dead fish from the pens (known in the industry as “morts removal”).

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aquaculture fish pen

Why choose HPC KAESER for your aquaculture air compressor solutions?

HPC Kaeser offers a compressor configuration which delivers even greater reliability under the harsh conditions that go hand-in-hand with aquaculture applications. This, in combination with increased compressor service life, means that plant hire companies and fish farmers alike can enjoy the significant advantages that HPC KAESER compressed air solutions have to offer.

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Popular Aquaculture Blower and Compressor Systems

  • HPC KAESER blowers - Rotary Blowers with efficient, three-lobe OMEGA profile rotors and a casing designed to minimise pulsation effects and well as Screw Blowers with the energy-saving SIGMA profile rotors – designed by HPC KAESER for optimal power reduction and performance
  • HPC KAESER rotary screw compressors - compact, modular and space saving SXC and AIRCENTER Series units feature screw compressor packages complete with refrigerant dryers and air receivers that are easy to position and simple to install
  • MOBILAIR Portable Compressors - MOBILAIR Screw Compressors are powerful, portable machines for providing reliable compressed air. A wide range of models and options covers every demand from the compact M13 with a capacity of 1.2 m³/min (42cfm) at 7 bar, to the high-performance M250 delivering 25.4 m³/min (897cfm) at 8.6 bar and beyond to the M500-2 delivering 45.8 m³/min (1617 cfm) at 6.9 bar of 100% OIL FREE air.
  • After-coolers / heat exchangers for blowers – HPC Kaeser after-coolers / heat exchangers are specifically designed for use with Kaeser blowers. They are designed for all applications requiring an upper limit on the process air temperature. In addition, it is possible to recover heat energy with after-coolers / heat exchangers.
  • Air receivers – for the storage of compressed air at pressure
  • SAM 4.0 Air management and compressor control system – promoting Industry 4.0 compliance and ensuring exceptional energy efficiency to help safeguard the environment. Up to 16 fully independent compressed air stations can be controlled simultaneously by a SAM 4.0, which groups the individual compressors as one large station

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