The new Pacific Seas Aquarium at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has been a showcase for the use of HEX™ Microscreen Drum Filters as the primary mechanical filtration for public display aquarium applications. While the original installation used basic drum filter controls and took advantage of the benefits of using drum filter technology, the facility decided to upgrade to intelligent controls in 2019 for further fine tuning. Implementing IAS’ AquaPLC™ allowed the aquarium to realize the full capability of the technology with significantly improved operational efficiency and water savings. Find out more about the project at integrated-aqua.com today.
“The AquaPLC is a must have for any drum filter operator. By implementing the AquaPLC we were able to reduce our spraydown water consumption by about 90%. Before the AquaPLC we had 200 spraydowns each day for each drum. Now we average 15 each day per drum. For our 8 drum filters we dropped from over 1 million gallons of spraydown water to just over 75,000 gallons. The AquaPLC easily pays for itself in a matter of years. Other benefits include the ability to import drum filter operational statistics and remote controls with ease.”
Doug Immerman, Life Support & Filter Specialist
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Intelligent Controls technology maximizes drum filter performance to ensure the most efficient and economical operation of your drum filter. AquaPLC™ robust software not only maximizes operational efficiency but also offers critical aquatic life support functionality to protect equipment, issue alarms and allow users superior control and programmability than any other drum filter controller on the market.