Gael Force is a specialist in the design and manufacture of highly engineered fish feed barges and systems. Requiring an industrial air supplier that could provide low pressure, high volume blowers and compressed air technology for a range of applications, the organisation has agreed to an exclusive three-year agreement with Gardner Denver.
The aquaculture sector has been the fastest growing food production market for the last 20 years. Due to this increased demand, the opportunity for feed barges is only set to grow. Gael Force has already built more than 80 feed barges to date, with the largest offering a capacity of up to 450 tonnes. Each barge typically features between four to six feed lines, however Gael Force is also constructing barges that are capable of running eight feed lines in total.
Delivered by a pneumatic conveying system, these feed lines require low pressure, high volume technology to ensure the air flow rate remains at a suitable level when supplying the feed to the pens holding the fish. Pellets are susceptible to damage and can be lost when being conveyed from the feed barges to the pens. As a result, the pressure of the air being delivered is absolutely critical.
Umberto Onetti, Aquaculture Key Account Manager at Gardner Denver, adds: “Our ability to offer a ‘OneAir’ solution really sets us apart from the competition. Whether it is rotary lobe blowers, side channel blowers or a compressed air system, our extensive portfolio means we can offer the right solution to meet your industrial air needs.
“The agreement with Gael Force is also a great example of a company that has understood the efficiencies that can be realised from working with a single industrial air supplier. From lower administration costs and better terms through volume, to strengthened relationships with a single supplier that knows your business’s needs intimately, we can help meet all of Gael Force’s industrial air requirements.”