Commercial Aquaculture Design

Your Source for Comprehensive Design and Operations Services.

Systems design. Technology integration. Product selection. Our design and engineering team maximizes the value of your investment in commercial aquaculture.

Our Philosophy and Approach

Bio-Programming

Early Detailed Planning Leads to Successful Aquaculture Designs

Bio-programming is the process of defining a fish production plan and determining the criteria around which hatcheries are to be designed and built. We identify species, strain and life stages of fish to be reared. We use that information to map out an achievable production timeline and growth schedule. Then we determine the optimum size and number of culture systems required to enable you to achieve your production goals.

Commissioning and Training

We Help Start Up and Successfully Operate the Systems We Design

Commissioning and training are critical to the operational success of any aquaculture project, particularly with the added complexity of water recirculating systems. Our PR Aqua Division provides these services as well as comprehensive operation and maintenance manuals. We are committed to the ongoing success of all of the commercial aquaculture facilities we design and build. Our team can provide water-quality troubleshooting or operational advice beyond the commissioning phase of our clients’ projects.

Design Development and Construction Documents

We Design to Meet Your Business Goals

Our PR Aqua Division ensures that preliminary assumptions are justified. Next, we provide detailed systems engineering, drawings and bid documents for all aquaculture specialty equipment and systems. Cost control is understood to be of paramount importance, so we make every effort to limit operating and capital costs through design. We compress timelines, without compromise to design quality, for rapid progression to construction. We provide engineering support during construction to ensure successful installation of all systems.

Equipment Selection and Integration

We Manufacture and Integrate High-Quality Aquaculture Equipment

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems™ manufactures high-quality fish culture and water-treatment equipment along with comprehensive equipment specifications that complement our design services. If it fits with your project planning needs, we package design and equipment supplies to provide a cost-effective, low-risk approach. There is considerable value in the integration of design and equipment supply. We create the best opportunity for an efficient installation and a well-integrated, functional aquaculture system.

Phased
Design Approach

Limit Costs by Taking Small Early Steps, Finding Right Design

Design options are developed early and only with enough detail to allow for comparison and selection of the most appropriate solution. Options are explored economically, and the best solution is rapidly identified without a large expenditure on design fees. Only once the feasibility of the chosen solution is proven and financial uncertainty is minimized is the more costly detailed design undertaken. This approach provides for a lower-risk design and more cost-effective process as a whole.

System Planning and Concept Design

Identify Aquaculture Risks by Designing to Reduce Them

Our aquaculture experts apply their deep knowledge to ensure that all facilities are suitable for the culture of fish and integrate best-management practices. Our key to successful design is to provide a sufficient, but not excessive, safety factor in specifying equipment sizes and capacities. We work closely with our clients to establish an acceptable risk-tolerance level that strives to balance production, safety and cost.

1. Bio-Programming

Early Detailed Planning Leads to Successful Aquaculture Designs

Bio-programming is the process of defining a fish production plan and determining the criteria around which hatcheries are to be designed and built. We identify species, strain and life stages of fish to be reared. We use that information to map out an achievable production timeline and growth schedule. Then we determine the optimum size and number of culture systems required to enable you to achieve your production goals.

2. Commissioning and Training

We Help Start Up and Successfully Operate the Systems We Design

Commissioning and training are critical to the operational success of any aquaculture project, particularly with the added complexity of water recirculating systems. Our PR Aqua Division provides these services as well as comprehensive operation and maintenance manuals. We are committed to the ongoing success of all of the commercial aquaculture facilities we design and build. Our team can provide water-quality troubleshooting or operational advice beyond the commissioning phase of our clients’ projects.

3. Design Development and Construction Documents

We Design to Meet Your Business Goals

Our PR Aqua Division ensures that preliminary assumptions are justified. Next, we provide detailed systems engineering, drawings and bid documents for all aquaculture specialty equipment and systems. Cost control is understood to be of paramount importance, so we make every effort to limit operating and capital costs through design. We compress timelines, without compromise to design quality, for rapid progression to construction. We provide engineering support during construction to ensure successful installation of all systems.

4. Equipment Selection and Integration

We Manufacture and Integrate High-Quality Aquaculture Equipment

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems™ manufactures high-quality fish culture and water-treatment equipment along with comprehensive equipment specifications that complement our design services. If it fits with your project planning needs, we package design and equipment supplies to provide a cost-effective, low-risk approach. There is considerable value in the integration of design and equipment supply. We create the best opportunity for an efficient installation and a well-integrated, functional aquaculture system.

5. Phased
Design Approach

Limit Costs by Taking Small Early Steps, Finding Right Design

Design options are developed early and only with enough detail to allow for comparison and selection of the most appropriate solution. Options are explored economically, and the best solution is rapidly identified without a large expenditure on design fees. Only once the feasibility of the chosen solution is proven and financial uncertainty is minimized is the more costly detailed design undertaken. This approach provides for a lower-risk design and more cost-effective process as a whole.

6. System Planning and Concept Design

Identify Aquaculture Risks by Designing to Reduce Them

Our aquaculture experts apply their deep knowledge to ensure that all facilities are suitable for the culture of fish and integrate best-management practices. Our key to successful design is to provide a sufficient, but not excessive, safety factor in specifying equipment sizes and capacities. We work closely with our clients to establish an acceptable risk-tolerance level that strives to balance production, safety and cost.

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On the Job: We Share What We’ve Learned from Successful Projects Around the World

Our depth of experience, knowledge and expertise with commercial systems provides our clients with confidence in the success of their projects, and ultimately the successful operation of their facilities.

For nearly 20 years, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems and our PR Aqua Division have designed, installed and supported large-scale systems for laboratory research, freshwater and saltwater hatcheries and aquaculture. Our aquaculture projects include partial reuse and recirculating systems. We use what we learn from each to help you succeed with the design, installation and operation of your next project.

KC Hosler, P.Eng.

KC is Business Unit Manager for the PR Aqua division of Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems.  He has more than 17 years’ experience in the field of aquaculture systems engineering and construction.  He has been project manager and/or lead consultant on an extensive list of projects in aquatic laboratory, fisheries enhancement, and commercial aquaculture applications.  KC specializes in aquaculture facility bio-programming, planning and concept design with special emphasis on the application of advanced water reuse and recirculation technologies.  KC is a Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada and has previously served on the board of the Aquaculture Engineering Society.

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