Wellboats role in the aquaculture industry has been crucial as it serves as a bridge between on-shore and off-shore aquaculture facilities. Their versatility however does come with several challenges, the biggest one ensuring biosecurity for both: process and discharge water. This has led the veterinarians and farmers to determine that the most optimal solution is the closed system wellboat – due to safety and increasingly stricter regulations for disease control in inside and outside environments. One of the areas most affected is the treatment of intake water as it is becoming a preference and a requirement. That is because, during the discharge stage of the transport water, multiple bacteria, viruses, and sea lice are released back into the marine environment.
Even though there are designated locations for this process – there is no method to ensure that it doesn’t cross-contaminate. It also possess a threat for other wellboats intaking the new water in potentially nearby areas. The process water presents its challenge that even after treating intake water, dangerous microorganisms can still enter the closed system through “dead volume” water that cannot be fully reached during standard cleaning operation such as pumps, pipes, or complex technical equipment. The most difficult, yet ultimate solution is ensuring that the intake and process water passing through piping and the entire system is simply to the highest standard as possible or has just enough microorganisms to develop or sustain the immunity of the fish transported.
UV disinfection has been widely implemented in the wellboat industry. Mainly due to no effect on the key water properties in the aquaculture industry – temperature and pH or oxygen levels and effectiveness on the common bacterial and viral diseases. It is also easily implemented in different steps of the wellboat whether it is water inlet, outlet, and process areas. Finally, it offers its users the most optimal APEX and OPEX compared to other alternatives as well as has the lowest footprint which is very needed in smaller spaces.
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To provide and promote water biosecurity ULTRAAQUA UV systems can be installed in either intake point or process water. At the inlet point, the ULTRAAQUA UV system would prevent any harmful microorganisms and UV systems for process water would not allow the dangerous disease to multiply and spread not only among fish but also hard to access places like piping.
There are multiple UV systems to accommodate diverse layouts available, however, ULTRATRON™ series is the best solution for extremely limited places. Its design allows for easy access for maintenance procedures and can be easily integrated into the existing piping.
UV disinfection is the only disinfection method that inactivates all known pathogenic microorganisms without altering pH, temperature or chemical water properties. This is exceptionally important as aquatic species are very sensitive to pH or temperature fluctuations. ULTRAAQUA UV systems secure the water with no side-effects of the disinfection process.
ULTRAAQUA UV systems can be extended to accommodate any flow rate required for the project. In particular, ULTRATRON™ series is extremely compact yet capable of effectively disinfecting large water flows without taking a lot of space.