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Custom Pumping System for Salmon Farm

Custom freshwater pumping system.

The Scottish Salmon Company is committed to supplying over 30,000 tonnes of Scottish Salmon to over 26 countries, priding themselves on using the most sustainable and ethical methods of farming, harvesting and processing to produce the highest quality fish.

The Problem

The Scottish Salmon Company was losing thousands of fish to a skin disease spread by fish born in seawater habitats. They needed a process that would clean the fish before putting them into farming habitats to prevent the spread of disease, with their proposed freshwater cleaning plan estimated to reduce lost fish to only six.

The client approached our pumping experts for a custom solution capable of transporting 4000m³ per day from a freshwater source to a holding tank for the fish to be cleaned in once delivered. They also explained that the pumps would need to transfer the water quickly when the Well Boat arrived.

The freshwater source was 1600m from the holding tank, so careful selection of the system's components was needed to ensure the head required to pump between the two could be reached.

The Solution

The T-T Pumps team specified and supplied two JE6-400 45kW pumps, delivered with discharge bends, air valves, non-return valves, flow meters and control panels for a complete custom pumping system.

The chosen pumps operate on a duty standby basis with two control panels. One control panel was situated in the pump house and the second at the holding tank, continually communicating pump operating status and tank level status for continual automatic operation.

We recommended to the client that 8” pipework was installed in order to achieve their requested flow rate while withstanding the pressure that the pumps would generate from transporting large amounts of water.

To complete the project, our engineers attended The Scottish Salmon Company site to install and commission the pumps and control panels, ensuring the equipment was working as desired for the client.

Read more about the customised solutions that T-T can provide to suit your application, or speak with our experts by calling +44 (0)1630 647200, emailing pumpsales@ttpumps.com or completing an online enquiry form.