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Aerzen turbine blowers as a proposal for energy optimization in the salmon industry.

Exhibitors News

Tuesday 22 de February del 2022

The AquaSur fair will bring together the aquaculture world in Puerto Montt, from March 2 to 4 and one of the participating exhibiting companies will be Aerzen. In Aerzen we have been redefining quality and innovation for 158 years, that is why we accepted the challenge and studied the salmon industry in Chile, specifically the total energy consumption in the pontoons, finding as a first indicator that the pneumatic transport system for feeding the salmon works the same as in the late 90s. In the field, most of the equipment are lobe blowers configured to work at 1 bar and with a power of 30kW for 10 m3/min. Others, on the other hand, have a power of 22kW for 8 m3/min. The real pressure, on the other hand, did not exceed 750 mbar, so the first milestone for the reduction of energy consumption is the adaptability of equipment to the real requirement, and secondly, to understand the changes in the industry over time. When considering the different variables, both of the environment and of the company where this study was carried out, the incorporation of turbo blowers was advised to obtain greater energy savings, without risking the productivity of the pontoons. This is because the unit has the particularity of being fully integrated in the processes. After the technical and financial presentation, the decision was made by our client to install a TB25 Turbo Blower, in order to perform operational tests and justify the change of technology in their pontoons. The operational tests allowed the confirmation of the correct configuration for the operation of the equipment, likewise, it also allowed to attend and control the environmental disturbances. Results: The installation of the TB25 Turbo Blower exceeded our expectations in terms of energy consumption, achieving up to a 50% reduction in energy consumption, depending on the configuration of the power system used. Reliability, experience and efficient service: These are the virtues that have helped us ensure our success in the global market over the years. Our goal is to redefine quality.