Ice Prevention In Potable Water Storage Tanks
Active Tank Mixing Prevents Damaging Ice Buildup
Ice in distribution-system storage tanks is an ever-present wintertime challenge faced by water utilities in cold climates. Ice can form a thick surface cap during prolonged periods of subfreezing weather. This alone can cause structural damage and water leakage but normal tank inflow & outflow can also create vertical movement of huge ice chunks increasing damage potential.
GridBee® SolarBee® mixers fight back excessive ice formation utilizing complete floor to surface tank mixing.
The water entering your tank contains critical BTUs (heat) needed in the battle against excessive ice formation. Thoroughly & constantly mixing the "heat" in your tank works to "wash away" existing ice and helps minimize ice accumulations.
There are cases in low use, low turnover storage tanks when sufficient BTUs are not available to adequately keep ice in check so Medora Corporation developed the STH-8400 Submersible Tank Heater for these "extreme ice tanks". This extra heat in combination with reliable GridBee® SolarBee® active mixing may be all you need to keep the worst from happening.
Less ice saves your tank...
and you time & money.
IXOM Watercare active mixing technologies can prevent excessive ice formation, give you peace of mind and better treatment too!
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