Success in San Antonio! And The Winner Is…

It was great to reconnect with friends, colleagues and of course new clients at this year’s World Aquaculture Society Conference in San Antonio. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. The live lobster giveaway was brought back by popular demand this year and we had great participation. Congratulations to this year’s “Guess how many BioElements™” challenge winner Melissa Millar with SUNY Cobleskill and her guess of 789!

IAS Offers Drum Filter Training to Aquatic LSS Operators

For the first time at, IAS has incorporated a HEX™ Drum Filter into the water loop (B.A.W.L.) at the Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators (AALSO) conference in St. Louis. IAS will offer basic and advanced drum filter workshops that focus on drum filter operation, maintenance, design considerations and controls. IAS will also be exhibiting in booth #124. We look forward to seeing you at the conference! For a complete workshop agenda, click here.


Big Advantages with Compact & Powerful MiniPac Plate Heat Exchanger

IAS is proud to introduce the MiniPac, an engineered heat transfer system that can be customized for heating and chilling applications up to 400,000 BTUH in a 17″ x 12″ footprint! Plate heat exchangers have the advantage of adjustability for lower pressure drop and higher transfer area unlike fixed tube-in-shell heat exchangers. Now the advantages of plate heat exchangers can be utilized in smaller aquatic systems. MiniPac includes an EDPM gasketed Titanium or Stainless Steel Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE), digital temp controller, flow control device with balancing valve, strainer, and flow meter all pre-plumbed onto a compact skid package making these a great space saver in any application. Floor or wall mounting make it versatile and a perfect fit onto INTEGRATED™ IFS systems.


  • Large flow-rate range and minimal pressure loss means these units can be added inline or as a side loop, without a complete system redesign.
  • Expandable systems, and wide BTU/h output means more “bang for your buck”, and adaptability as facility/ habitat needs increase.
  • MiniPac can be ordered with either a pump or electrical flow control valve, temp control options including: 0-10v DC output for VFD speed control, or electronic valve positioning.
  • The minipac is exclusively configured for the Aquatic System Designer and Life Support System Engineer’s temperature control requirements and space challenges.
  • Unsurpassed versatility.

View/Download MiniPac Heat Exchanger brochure.PDF

01 of 11: 33,500 gallon Aquarium

02 of 11: 600 gpm Aquarium Life Support System (LSS)

03 of 11: Custom Integrated Filtration System

04 of 11: Integrated Filtration Systems

05 of 11: HEX Drum Filter

06 of 11: Integrated Filtration System

07 of 11: Aquatic Research Center

08 of 11: Integrated Filtration Systems

09 of 11: Aquatic Research Systems

10 of 11: Aquatic Research System

11 of 11: Aquatic Research Facility