- Company News
- Posted Monday, May 07, 2012
Smith-Root Installing Electric Fish Barrier on Telemark Canal in Norway
To prevent upstream passage of Northern Pike, Smith-Root has just finished supplying eleven BP-1.5 POW fish barrier pulsators to Fylkesmannen i Telemark in Norway. Smith-Root’s BP-1.5 POWs output pulsed fields of direct current (DC) that affects the muscular control in fish.
The Graduated Field Fish Barrier (GFFB) is in the final process of construction to be completed by the beginning of June for the busy summer boating season. The fish barrier is being installed downstream of Kjeldal Lock on the Telemark Canal which is an historic commercial shipping corridor that has now become a tourist mecca for various boating enthusiasts.
The fish barrier was designed to conform to the existing waterway dimensions (17 meters wide by 3 meters deep) giving the benefit of allowing all original boat traffic to navigate as per usual.