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6 years 7 months ago #8233

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What is the technical term for a pump suction pipe that enters the bottom of a tank and protrudes a foot or so inside to prevent pulling from the bottom of the tank?

Re: Standpipe? 6 years 7 months ago #6644

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I have three (different) Technical Dictionary's. I checked all three of them plus Webster's. I could not find a definition in any of them that came close to what you have.

I do however, remember working on a horizontal vessel where the pump suction nozzles (out of the bottom of the vessel) had an extension up into the liquid with a Vortex Breaker on top of the projection. The the purpose of this extension was to prevent impurities from being sucked into the pump while supporting the vortex breaker.

I do not remember what we called it. I will do some more research and see if I find anything.

I found this:
http://www.oilngasseparator.info/oil-ha ... types.html

Look at the three examples on the bottom row - left side. They all appear to have an extension of the nozzle up into the tank/Vessel along with a "Cross Plate" Vortex Breaker on top. This is what I remember but here again, no name.

p. s.: this type of question would get more comments and responses if it were in the :"The Technical Forum"
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Re: Standpipe? 6 years 7 months ago #6646

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** Moved from "Piping Lounge" to "The Technical Forum" **
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Re: Standpipe? 6 years 7 months ago #6647

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I don't think it has a specific name. I've always referred to this as an internal projection.

Re: Standpipe? 6 years 7 months ago #6649

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Does "Inserted Pipe" come closer than calling it 'standpipe' as standpipe already has generally accepted definition?

Re: Standpipe? 6 years 7 months ago #6653

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We do this type of thing all the time, however we don't have a "name" for a particular function or shape, we just call them "tank internals" ...and it's deal with on the tank appurtenance drawing and hinted at on the P&IDs.
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