World fish trade is growing at an unprecedented rate, bolstered by the growth in the aquaculture market, which has been the fastest growing food production sector over the past 20 years. Indeed, the Food and Agriculture Organisation is now reporting that, for the first time on record, we are now consuming more farmed fish than wild-caught fish. Blower technology is used in many different applications in the aquaculture industry, from aeration of fish pools to conveying of pellets in fish feeding system.
The ever increasing demand for fish as a major source of healthy and affordable food is changing the industry. Large size fish farms need to manage the complex processes in an efficient and cost effective way, while ensuring at the same time that all requirements are met in ecological and environmental matters. Dealing with living animals adds another layer of complexity and low noise levels, smooth feeding cycles and gentle handling of fish are essential. But the biggest challenge is space. Barges are limited in size and this dictates how many cages can be served. So using dramatically smaller equipment will have an immediate impact for your installation. More air for more cages from the same barge.
Gardner Denver have developed several innovative blowers for the aquaculture industry, specifically designed for offshore feeding systems or onshore feeding systems in existing or new installations. These feed lowers are a first in your industry and prove that our philosophy of customer and application oriented focus yields results that make your work easier, less costly and more efficient.