Ice Prevention

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.

The answer?

caption: potable water mixing / ice prevention quote: "these mixers give peace of mind, especially in winter"  Man on water tank with more water tanks and small town skyline in the background on a sunny day.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.


Great mixing helps minimize ice.
Less ice saves your tank and you time & money.


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.


Medora Corporation’s active mixing technologies can prevent excessive ice formation and give you peace of mind and better treatment too!


Learn more about Medora Corporation equipment below or contact us button for ice prevention with tank mixers to discuss how we can help!

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