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EVRAZ ZSMK launches modern fish diverter

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EVRAZ ZSMK launches modern fish diverter

A fish diverter has been installed at the on-shore pumping station to help safeguard young fish in the Tom River water intake.

The on-shore pumping station supplies water to the West Siberian Thermal Power Plant. Previously, fish were frequently harmed in the water intake. Now, a dual-stage fish diverter helps to prevent this. The first stage is a fine screen that does not allow large or medium-sized fish into the pumping station’s intake chamber. The second stage is an electronic system to keep young fish away. An electrical pulse is sent through electrodes at a certain amplitude, creating an electrical field that diverts fish from the intake chamber and back into the river.