Function and Description
PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units, FSU, are used in storage tanks with very high purity requirements of the substances, e.g., aviation or fossil fuels. They are designed to ensure that product in a storage tank is drawn off just below the surface of the liquid where it is cleanest. This prevents the settled water and residuals at the bottom of the tank from being sucked in.
Solutions are available from 1” to 36” for horizontal or vertical tanks with fixed or floating roofs. Custom design for unusual stored products are available.
PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units are designed and sized to suit the individual tank specifications and customer requirements. PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units are designed for a long life in service. We use carbon steel or stainless steel for highly loaded components or aggressive media.
Selection and Design
PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units offer experienced technology for a complete solution for the end-user. This includes easy installation and assembly and full documentation with an arrangement drawing showing the FSU placed in the tank with regards to all internals.
Essential for the design of the PROTEGO® Floating Suction Unitis the Heavy Duty Swivel Joint which fulfils the requirement for an in-service installation to avoid high costs of repairs and to extend the tank maintenance to the planned interval.
The Swivel Joint comes with/in
- a sturdy design made of carbon or stainless steel
- maintenance-free greased for a life-time with aviation approved grease
- large sized ball bearings with two races to cover allside-flow forces during operation.
PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units have an intake designed to avoid any forming of vortex. The intake is able to release trapped air.
Floats are all made of stainless steel and are 100 % pressure tested.
Options upon request:
- Sampling pipes
- Function indicator
- Stress calculation due to liquid movement
- On-site support
"Made in Germany"
PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units are „Made in Germany“ and will provide many years of trouble free tank operation.
Design Types and Specifications
PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units are designed and sized to suit the individual tank specifications and customer requirements.
PROTEGO® Floating Suction Units are designed for a long life in service. We use carbon steel or stainless steel for highly loaded components or aggressive media.
PROTEGO® SA/S for horizontal tanks
PROTEGO® for floating roof tanks