Karn/Weadock Generating ComplexA Smith-Root electric barrier prevents Lake Huron fish from entering the warm water tailrace from a power station.
- Location: Hampton Township, Michigan
- Commissioned: 2003
- Type: Waterway
This is an upstream barrier constructed across the tailrace carrying cooling water from the Bay City Consumers Energy power station to Lake Huron.
Four U-shaped steel flat bar electrodes are located in slots in the Insulcrete™ weir deck and sidewalls. The pulsators are housed in a small, building nearby.
- Coordination with Consumers Energy
- Electrical and electronic design of the pulsators and power supply systems
- Supply of electronics
- Regular maintenance
- Pulsators: 1.5kVA POW
- Pulsator Qty: 3
- Power Output: 4.5kW max.
- Water Depth: 6 feet
- Waterway Width: 72 feet
- Water Velocity: 3 ft./s
- Conductivity: 475 µs/cm max.