Floating Suction Assemblies

OPW Engineered Systems manufactures floating suction assemblies for use in horizontal or vertical, above or below ground storage tanks where little or no contamination can be tolerated, such as aircraft jet fuel. Since the fuel near the top is least likely to contain water or foreign particles, the floating suction assemblies are designed to float near the top of the liquid surface and draw from this near-surface, contamination-free liquid. All of our floating suctions are designed for long, trouble-free life.

Floating Suction Assemblies

  • Benefits/Features
  • Standard Configurations
  • Dimensions
  • Downloads

Benefits/Features

  • Maintenance-free
  • Increases efficiency and decreases maintenance of filter separators
  • Permanently lubricated dual race swivel joints
  • Triple-sealed swivel joints specially designed for submerged service
  • Suction baffle and stop leg maintains a minimum intake level of 8” above tank bottom (or as specified)
  • Aluminum 150 lb. flat-faced flanges are standard; steel and stainless steel available upon request

Standard Configurations

The following are standard Floating Suction Assemblies. Special configurations are available upon request.


Model 763: for tanks under 8’ in diameter
Model 764: for tanks 8’–12’ in diameter


Model 763V: for tanks under 8’ in diameter
Model 764V: for tanks 8’–12’ in diameter


Model 765: Single-pipe, extended reach for cone roof tanks
 

Model 766: Scissor-style for large vertical tanks

Dimensions

2” 51 5-1/2 140 69 1753 121-1/4 3080 28-1/2 714 6-1/2 165 60 1524 108 2743
3” 76 5 127 69 1753 121-1/4 3080 28-1/2 714 6-1/4 159 60 1524 108 2743
4” 102 6-1/16 154 69 1753 121-1/4 3080 28-1/2 714 6-1/2 165 60 1524 108 2743
6” 152 7-3/4 197 69 1753 120-1/8 3051 28-1/2 714 6-3/4 171 60 1524 108 2743

Downloads

Floating Suction Installation, Operation & Maintenance Manual Standard Drawings