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All about Zenaqua速, the total control in aquaculture

ultimate peace of mind in aquaculture

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Land-based aquaculture facility-type plant........ 4 Features and benefits................................................6 2.1 Complete control of the facility......................... 8 2.2 Modularity................................................................. 8 2.3 Flexibility................................................................... 8 2.4 Distributed control and robustness.................. 8 2.5 Incorporation of existing equipment................. 8 2.6 Warning and alarm management....................... 9 2.7 Exploitation of historical data............................. 9 2.8 Tracking of incidences........................................... 9 2.9 Features for maintenance.................................... 9 3 Zenaqua® units......................................................... 10 3.1 IRTAmar® recirculation modules........................12 3.1.1 Elements.............................................................12 3.2 Feeding......................................................................13 3.3 Photoperiod............................................................13 3.4 Pumping...................................................................13 3.5 Other units..............................................................13

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Architecture and access to data.........................14 Zenaqua® server.................................................... 16 Zenaqua® viewer................................................... 16 Zenaqua® remote................................................. 16 Zenaqua® mobile................................................... 16 5 Additional services. Our added value.................. 18 5.1 Prior consultancy.................................................. 19 5.2 Implementation and training............................. 19 5.3 After-sales service............................................... 19 5.4 Scientific consultancy......................................... 19 5.5 Technology consultancy..................................... 19 6 Control devices......................................................... 20 7 Zenaqua® working process.....................................24 8 Successful cases – projects carried out........... 26 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4

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Control centre Photoperiod control IRTAmar速 Lab temperatures Water intake Aerators Electrical supply Feeders Tanks Pumpig Cold&Heat

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Features and benefits

Complete control of the facility 2.1

Zenaqua® is a comprehensive automation solution, specifically designed for the aquaculture sector. It is a controlled, supervised and monitored system. The main objective is to efficiently manage all the elements likely to be automated in a land-based fish farm for investigation and also for production. 2.2 Modularity

Zenaqua® consists of different units which can work independently. All these units are connected to the central system Zenaqua® Server, where the total integration of all the units takes place.

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2.3 Flexibility

The use of the robustest industrial networks gives Zenaqua® great flexibility in the distribution and location of the different control devices of the system. Thus, the final solution adjusts better to the real needs for each specific case. 2.4 Distributed control and robustness

Zenaqua® system works mainly with a distributed control architecture, which gives a higher robustness to the whole system since the remote control is as close as possible to the devices to be controlled. Moreover, Zenaqua® makes it possible to duplicate different control devices to increase maximum system availability. Both Zenaqua® control devices and telecommunications networks can be installed in

redundancy and thus it increases system robustness. 2.5 Integration

equipment

of existing

Zenaqua® consists of a series of specific units, but allows the integration of control units that already exists. In these cases, Zenaqua® system can be used as a supervisory system or as a control system if the system is ready for it.


2.6 Warning

and alarm management

Zenaqua® fully manages the alarm system and sends warnings via SMS when a failure requires the action of the maintenance team. In the application Zenaqua®, all the alarms are stored and separated by each control unit. The application also registers when the alarms have been visualized and deleted. 2.7 Exploitation

of historical data

Zenaqua® allows the exploitation of the historical data collected by the application and enables users to monitor different variables of the system. It also allows exporting data to a spreadsheet and programming an automatic sending of reports with the main system variables.

2.8 Tracking

of incidences

2.9 Features

for maintenance

Zenaqua® keeps a register with all actions performed on the system by the staff in order to determine the causes of an anomalous performance in the system. This will reduce the time spent finding failures, problems and responsibilities.

Zenaqua® also integrates features to help the maintenance team find out some possible failures.

One of the keys for the correct functioning of the system is to perform a proper maintenance. Zenaqua® has large amounts of data which allow performing a proper preventive maintenance of the system, such as: · · · · ·

Pumps working time Number of starts per day Number of pulses of solenoid valves Power and energy consumption Lamps working time 9


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Zenaqua® units

Zenaqua® consists of different units which subsequently integrate with the data of the existing system equipment. The main units of Zenaqua® system are the recirculation unit, made up of IRTAmar® modules and the supply, photoperiod and booster units. There are also some other units such as the unit of electrical supply, cold&heat, ventilation, parameter measurement, water storage, temperature control or water intake among others.

3.1 IRTAmar®

recirculation modules

IRTAmar® modules are the result of more than 12 years of research experience in the aquaculture centre that IRTA (Institute of Agrifood research and technology) has in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Tarragona, Spain.

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IRTAmar® is a multifunctional and automatic recirculation module, suitable for research on aquaculture, production and aquariology. It is specifically designed to cover a wide range of possibilities with single equipment, which highlights its versatility, reliability and traceability. With all IRTA’s know how in recirculation systems, IRTAmar® meets all customer,s requirements. It is used for the farming of fish, crustaceans and bivalves, at all stages: larvae, alevin, juvenile and broodstock.

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IRTAmar® control system allows defining setpoint trends, which can vary daily and weekly, to make easier the tasks of operators and to eliminate technological limitations in the definition of the experiments.

Parameters in control

· Temperature · Flow · Oxygen · Filtration · pH · Salinity · Potential RedOx · Protein skimmer · Degassing · Water renewal · Aeration · Tank level


3.2 Feeding

Zenaqua® feeder control unit is a very versatile control unit allowing a wide range of programming and configurations. Its versatility allows it to be used with different commercial feeders to feed larvae, alevin, juvenile, and broodstock. It can be configured to work following a schedule or selfrequest. It allows controlling from 15 up to 64 feeders independently and can define up to 12 different dosages each day during one week. 3.3

Photoperiod

The photoperiod unit manages the on/off farming lighting to control the hours of daylight and darkness. There are different types of control which can be selected by users:

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Start daylight time/End daylight time. Ratio of daylight/darkness hours. Simulation of dawn and sunset times at a specific place and time of year.

The system performs a gradual on and off, eliminating the stress caused by sudden on and off lightning. The total on/off time can be configured between 10 and 20 minutes, simulating as much as possible the solar behaviour in nature. Zenaqua® allows the integration of the photoperiod control unit in each recirculation module in order to facilitate the modularity of the solution and reduce control costs.

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Pumping

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Other units

To achieve the control objectives, Zenaqua manages the automation of the pressure groups to optimize the necessary energy consumption. Depending on each case, a constant flow or a constant pressure is maintained by Zenaqua. This is achieved with variable frequency drives, soft starters and by performing an efficient management in pump starts and alternations.

Apart from the main units, Zenaqua® allows the integration of elements that already exist in the system to monitor and/or control such elements. It also offers other control units such as the unit of electrical supply, cold&heat, aeration, parameter measurement, water storage, temperature control or network outlet among others. 13


Architecture and access to data

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Architecture and access to data

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Zenaqua® server

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Zenaqua® remote

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Zenaqua® viewer

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Zenaqua® mobile

Zenaqua® server is the heart of the system. It is responsible for communicating with the other Zenaqua® units to collect data about the state of the devices, for managing the alarms and generating automatic reports.

Zenaqua® viewer provides a user interface to program and configure the system, and also to export historical data from the different variables of the system. Zenaqua® viewer can be installed in several computers of the corporate network and several people can simultaneously work on the system.

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To facilitate maximum mobility of workers, Zenaqua® remote can display the main parameters of the system through a nextgeneration device provided with browser, like smartphones and tablets.

For simpler applications, Zenaqua® mobile allows monitoring and programming Zenaqua units by using a native next-generation device application that communicates directly with the controllers, without the need to exchange data with Zenaqua® server.


ARQUITECTURE AND ACCESS

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Additional services. Our added value.

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Additional services. Our added value.

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Prior consultancy

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Implementation and training

Ingesom team makes a prior consultancy to determine the necessary requirements of the system to be implemented by Zenaqua®.

Ingesom technical team moves to your facilities to implement Zenaqua®. During that period, they check the correct functioning of all units and elements managed by Zenaqua®. After the implementation, they train the technical staff to learn how to use the different Zenaqua® units and the basic maintenance tasks.

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After-sales service

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Scientific consultancy

Ingesom seeks to offer the best after-sales service by offering a “survival kit” with the basic elements of the system to reduce the reaction time in the event of possible failures. Ingesom also offers after-sales guarantee on its equipment and support to the technical staff to resolve any incident that may occur on the normal running of the system.

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Technology consultancy

As experts in the latest technologies, Ingesom offers a technology consulting service in automation, communications and software to help customers take full advantage of these new possibilities.

Ingesom offers a scientific consulting service about aquaculture specific matters with the collaboration of renowned experts in the sector.

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Control devices

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Control devices Investigator

Maintenance

ZENAQUA速 viewer

ZENAQUA速 viewer

AQUACULTURE FACILITY CORPORATE LAN

ZENAQUA速 server redundant

General Fieldbus Cold&Heat Pressure groups

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ZENAQUA速 controller


Maintenance

Investigator INTERNET

ZENAQUA® remote

WAN router

ZENAQUA® viewer

ZENAQUA® server

ZENAQUA® remote

Feeding

Wi-Fi SMS alarms

Photoperiod

ZENAQUA® mobile

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Zenaqua速 work process

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Zenaqua速 work process

INITIAL CONTACT DETECTION OF CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS

Determine Zenaqua速 units to implement

Manufacture of Zenaqua速 units

After-sales service

PRIOR CONSULTANCY

Budget

Assembly and adaptation of the systems in plant

Control and monitoring

DEFINITION OF SPECIFICATIONS

Acceptance by the customer

Implementation and verification of the correct functioning

Enlargement of facilities

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Successful cases projects carried out

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Successful cases - projects carried out

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Torre de la Sal Castellón

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Getaria Guipúzcoa

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Sonora México

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Ultimate peace of mind in aquaculture

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