SILAS™ systems synchronise the flash of a High Intensity Light with the standard signal from an acoustic system to provide an enhanced deflection stimulus, suitable for a wide variety of fish species. As well as enhancing the deflection effect for the majority of fish species, the High Intensity Lights of a SILAS™ system provide the added advantage of deflecting eels, which are not sensitive to acoustic systems. The SILAS™ technology can be provided for small scale applications by combining FGS’s High Intensity Light Panels or Light Bars with FGS’s 15-100 Sound Projectors.
For large scale applications FGS’s High Intensity Light Rings are incorporated with the FGS MkIII 30-600 Sound Projectors, which contain specially designed amplification and monitoring modules with bespoke software. These, combined with additional Power and Communication Hubs that connect to a number of Sound Projectors, are used to provide the required synchronised signal.
The Control Equipment incorporates additional bespoke software, tailored to an individual intake and client’s requirements, and this is used to operate the system as well as monitor the status of all the individual components. When required the system can be operated and monitored remotely via an internet link, and an additional feature enables regulators to review the status of a system to confirm it is operating correctly.
When internet access is supplied FGS is able to provide a monitoring service to ensure any faults are identified immediately and can work with a client to provide support as and when required, either as part of a routine maintenance programme, or by providing emergency support on critical installations.
SILAS™ is the subject of a number of patent applications in many countries worldwide which includes British Patent No. 2469603