The Norwegian veterinary institute recently approved atg UV Technology’s Wafer UV system for use in the aquaculture industry.
“We are very pleased to finally get the approval” says Geir Arne Albertsen, head of water engineering in Steinsvik.
“We have been working towards this for a long time. Atg UV Technology might be a new name for some in the industry, but they have had approved UV systems for drinking water in Norway since 2001. Steinsvik started the collaboration with Atg in 2013. The approved products is a new UV series especially developed for the aquaculture industry. The design and development phase have resulted in a compact solution with low-pressure loss as well as maintaining the high quality that Atg UV Technology is known for.
Strict test regime
“The process of obtaining the approval have been a demanding one, however the aquaculture industry is food production so a strict set of rules is needed for new products” continues Albertsen.
“The field testing was done with the Norwegian institute for water research, (NIVA) as the independent third party, and started in 2016. The sampling and practical test was concluded in October of 2017. These UV products is a perfect fit with our other products such as AquaFilter and complete water treatment plants”, concludes Albertsen.
Erling Lorentzen at well boat shipping company Norsk Fisketransport is satisfied with the system.
“The UV system from Atg have the functionality our well boats a looking for in terms of capacity, functionality and stability. We have been using the UV system for smolt and disease transportation. In all demanding conditions, the system have maintained the required UV dose. Ease of service and installation is why we will be using these systems on our vessels in the years to come”.
The Wafer range provides the very latest in medium pressure UV lamp technology. A series of multi-lamp configurations using a range of medium pressure UV lamps, the specially designed in-line UV reactors provide optimum flow distribution and hydraulic performance. The Wafer range offers a state-of-the-art solution for a wide variety of water treatment applications, treating capacities of 1.0 m3/hr to more than 5,000 m3/hr in a single, high output, low footprint UV system.
Equipped with a specialist in-house technical design team and skilled engineers, atg UV Technology is able to provide effective, cost-efficient and bespoke solutions for a vast range of industry needs. With 35 years of experience, the company has earned an international reputation for quality, innovation, and design. A flexible capability for design ensures that Atg UV Technology can provide advanced technology solutions for both new installations and retrofits of existing units, in a range of difficult and challenging environments.
Steinsvik as a leading technology supplier to the global aquaculture industry. The driving force behind the company is a desire to assist with innovation and solutions for an industry in constant development, and help shape the aquaculture of tomorrow. Steinsvik supplies a wide range of products in feeding technology, monitoring systems, software, water engineering and parasite control. The company have 600 employees with branches in 10 countries, and is headquartered in the west coast of Norway.