Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Bishop Museum of Science & Nature Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat is a 60,000-gallon Stage 2 rehabilitation facility modeled after a cypress spring that provides the animals with an environment that closely mimics their wild habitat. The system is designed to house manatees that were rescued from the wild after they became sick or injured.
MDM Pumps was engaged by The Bishop Museum to assist with renovations and retrofitting of their antiquated pump system from the early ’90s. This involved performing a system audit, identifying optimally sized pumps for the system, and assisting with the demo and retrofit of the facility. To accomplish this the system was updated using two MDM C-Shell pumps, C-Shell Basket Strainers, and WEG variable frequency drives. The end result was improved flow, reduced power consumption, and reduced operating decibels.