Utility Rescues Manatee


Utility plant needed to aid manatee’s living environment and boiler used to heat water was in maintenance.


Carrier Rental Systems raised discharge canal water temperature by utilizing a temporary steam boiler.


During the winter months, endangered manatees and other sea creatures utilize the warm water of a utility plant’s discharge canal as a shelter. This particular plant’s boiler was down for maintenance. The plant’s discharge canal’s normal winter shelter became dangerously chilled due to unusually cold weather. Concerned for the safety of the manatees, the utility company called Carrier Rental Systems for a solution. The Carrier Rental Systems team (working closely with the company) designed an economical solution to the problem. By utilizing a steam boiler and heat exchanger, Carrier Rental Systems was able to keep the canal’s water temperature at a safe level.

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