We are leading Manufacturer, Supplier, Exporter of a wide range of Floating Suction Assemblies, Floating Suction Assembly for Industrial applications. Our setup is situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
These are used in Aviation Fuelling Storage Tanks for suction of product without sediments. These are fabricated as per customer's requirement.
A Floating Suction unit is designed to enable product to be drawn off the tank
either from the top surface of the liquid or at a predetermined depth below the
surface of the liquid, This means that after filling, the tank can be used
immediately as any unwanted particles like dirt or other contaminates even water
remain in the tank.
Floating Suction units are of various designs however the essential features include rigid pipe, custom designed pressure tested floats and swivel joints manufactured by us.
Steelfab Engineering can provide the prefabricated Floating suction unit complete with an installation manual for final assembly and installation at site by the customer. Alternatively, Steelfab Engineering can provide assistance for installation at an extra cost.
• To ease installation, all component parts of the Floating suction unit can
pass through a standard tank shell manhole.
• The arm cannot lock in a vertical position. It is very important that the tank diameter is less than the height - a stainless steel restraining wire rope is attached to the upper end of the pipe.
• The Floating Suction unit is installed in a fixed position, air is not trapped in the arms during tank filling - at the highest point a hole is drilled in the pipe to allow air to escape.
• Long life and trouble free operation is achieved due to the use of swivel joints specifically designed for submerged service.
• At low level, the Floating Suction unit is rested on supports - this avoids the pipe work resting on any sediment at the bottom of the tank.
• The Floating Chambers are designed in such way that if one is punctured the remaining one can keep the unit Floating.
• The Floating Suction unit can be installed and operated in a fixed roof, external floating root and an internal floating roof tank.
• As the product is always taken from the top surface and is less likely to be contaminated, this decreases the maintenance of filters in the draw - off lines.
• Taking into consideration of the specifications of the stored product and operational requirement of the tank, the Floating Suction units are designed, hence the required purpose is achieved satisfactorily.
Floating Suction Assembly consists of following components
• Swivel joint - It is associated with elbow & connection flange.
• Suction Pipe - It is of length suitable to transport.
• Float Assly - It consists of floats ( Qty depends on the buoyancy required)
• Baffle plate assly. It is always assembled with end piece of suction pipe.
• Hardware & gaskets - Normally packed in separate box.
We provide General arrangement drawing of the Floating suction unit along with installation drawings component - wise at the time of dispatch of each unit.
Please follow below mentioned procedure to assemble the Floating suction assembly
• Open the packing & check all items as per packing slip.
• Take all the items inside the tank.
• Lay the items as per General Arrangement drawing.
• Start assembling as per the drawing. ( Serial numbers of the assembly components are marked on the individual components for easy assembly).
• For hydro testing the Floating Suction unit, remove the end plate of the baffle plate assembly & fix the suitable blind flange ( in Customer's Scope). Drawing for blind flange (for hydro testing only) will be provided.
• Assemble the floats as per the drawing and place the floats in such position that it will float as the product enters into the tank.
• Floating Suction unit is ready for use