ILS 3000s Prototype Testing and Commissioning
GIS Gas Infusion Systems Inc., St. Andrews based company. specializes in mass gas transfer utilizing a “game changing” patented technology. GIS is focused on infusing oxygen into both the marine and freshwater environments to improve the health and welfare of aquatic organisms. This unique technology allows the end user to provide soluble, bubble free dissolved oxygen, at very high levels without affecting the total gas pressure of the fluid and independent of water temperature.
GIS is currently engaged in business discussions involving the following sectors:
- 1. Aquaculture; including hatcheries, live haul transport, well boats, sea cages and land-based operations.
- 2. Wild fisheries; including shellfish, fish and crustacean holding facilities, live haul transport including both domestic and global shipments, and shellfish depuration facilities.
- 3. Research, Academic and Aquarium facilities; covering a wide array of aquatic species.
- 4. Hydroelectric facilities; to improve fish movement both upstream via fish ladders and downstream via culverts or man-made diversions. This technology is extremely important for river systems which provide breeding grounds for species at risk populations.
The in-line system that was previewed represents the fourth generation of GIS technology and it is the most powerful, efficient unit ever built. GIS chemists, in conjunction with engineers from Stantec, designed this unit to provide the highest levels of dissolved oxygen into water flow rates exceeding 3000 LPM. Recent trials have shown that the unit will provide high levels of oxygen at flow rates well in excess of 3000LPG. We will release results in the near future: we are conducting further tests in the coming week.
With the generous financial assistance provided by the New Brunswick Dept of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, GIS was able to fabricate the GIS 3000s* at the Mulgrave Machine Works and obtain independent 3rd party evaluation by John Batt and his team at this world class research facility, Aquatron, on the campus of Dalhousie University. All the data collection and analysis were handled by Dr. Doug Wallace’s chemical oceanographic group.
GIS extends a thank you to the Minister and his staff for supporting truly innovative applied technology which will have an immediate impact on Atlantic Canadian businesses and our aquatic environment. Further to this GIS intends to manufacture in Atlantic Canada and create a substantial export market for these units.