Aquaculture Aquaculture, or aqua-farming, organizations have aeration and ventilation needs that are unique to that environment. Depending on the specific facility, an aquaculture location may contain mollusks, fish, crustaceans, algae, aquatic plants, or other types of organisms. Environmental and air hazards are very common in these facilities, as are water aeration and oxygenation concerns. Hazards can come from ove... Read More
Aquaculture, or aqua-farming, organizations have aeration and ventilation needs that are unique to that environment. Depending on the specific facility, an aquaculture location may contain mollusks, fish, crustaceans, algae, aquatic plants, or other types of organisms. Environmental and air hazards are very common in these facilities, as are water aeration and oxygenation concerns.
Hazards can come from overgrowth of algae, stagnant water, lack of air flow, and contaminants trapped in the facility's air and water. Maintaining safety for workers, visitors, and the animals and plants in the aquaculture location is critical. Depending on the size and nature of the exact facility, everything from shop fans to a two stage regenerative blower may be needed to keep the air comfortable and clean and ensure that the water is oxygenated and aerated effectively.
Single Stage Regenerative Blower Options
For a pressure or vacuum application in an aquaculture environment, a single stage regenerative blower is a good option to aerate and oxygenate water to prevent stagnation. These offer compact, quiet operation and have minimal maintenance requirements. If you need to move a lot of air at a vacuum, or at a lower air pressure to protect your aquaculture environment, a single stage regenerative blower is the way to do it. For aquaculture aeration, a single stage regenerative blower is also the industry standard.
These blowers provide high efficiency and eliminate the need to run multiple compressors to achieve the same result. Proper aeration of an aquaculture environment is critical for the health of the plants and animals raised there, and a single stage regenerative blower can aerate aquariums, ponds, and groundwater facilities to ensure proper levels of oxygen in the aquatic environment. Not only are these blowers standard for use in aquatic environments, but they're extremely cost-effective when it comes to moving large amounts of air quickly.
Consider a Two Stage Regenerative Blower
With a two stage regenerative blower, you can reach higher pressures and vacuum levels than a single stage blower can offer. For large aquaculture environments that need these higher pressures, a two stage regenerative blower can be a better option. By having the impeller blades strike the air molecules twice before those molecules are exhausted from the blower, a stronger level of vacuum or a more significant pressure change from the external environment can be reached. If you need a lot of oxygenation, or the space is too big to be properly aerated with a single stage blower, a two stage can work well.
These blowers are often used for deeper ponds or facilities, where the plants or animals raised there need a less shallow environment and require a larger space. That could include animals and plants that are larger in general, or those that require more space in between one another to grow and develop correctly. By choosing a two stage regenerative blower, you can get the level of aeration and oxygenation you need, even with deeper ponds and other aquaculture environments where a single stage regenerative blower may not be enough.
Shop Fans, Industrial Fans, and High Velocity Fans
Shop fans can be the type used on the ceiling or on a pedestal that sits on the ground. In an aquaculture environment, these types of fans would generally be used to keep basic airflow throughout the facility, to reduce stale or stuffy air problems at that location. Industrial fans also come in pedestal or ceiling varieties. Used in larger settings where more air circulation is needed, industrial fans can be the right choice for a larger aquaculture operation.
High velocity fans offer a stream of air over a distance that can be up to 100 feet. Through the utilization of the Venturi effect and proper fan design, the fan will force air through a smaller opening on the end. Standard fans circulate the air over wide spaces, but a high velocity fan targets the air over a specific area for maximum effect in that location.
To learn more about our regenerative blower options, industrial and shop fans, and high velocity fans for aquatic applications, call us at Industrial Fans Direct today. We can be reached at 866-727-1060, and we can answer all your aquaculture ventilation questions and provide you with the products and services you need for your facility.Read less