During the cold winter, the Quebec region enters a deep freeze, with temperatures often reaching -25 degrees Celsius. Union Quarry’s primary basin was encountering problems during the coldest months as pump cables & tubes continued to break. The problems were caused by the formation of thick layers of ice on the surface of the quarry’s basin. As the costs of keeping the pump cables free of ice continued to mount, Union Quarry turned to the Xylem branch near Quebec City to come up with a solution to solve the ice issues around its installed pumps and to do so in the most energy efficient way possible.
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