Floating Suction

Floating Suction

Type FS-3 Floating Suction



OCECO Floating Suction              
Sizes (inches): 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 18 20
Float: STEEL                
Swing Joint: CAST SEMI-STEEL                
Pipe Support: STEEL                

The OCECO Floating Suction System is designed for use with bulk liquid storage tanks whenever withdrawal of the cleanest possible product is a consideration. The floating suction permits removal of "clean" product" from the liquid level surface, thus avoiding middle and lower level contaminants.

In certain applications, such as aviation jet fuel storage, OCECO Floating Suctions minimize the length of time required to allow for settling after periods of tank activity. The "FS-3" consists of a cast semi-steel Type "A" Swing Joint, an unsinkable steel float, nozzle, swing pipe support, shell stop and float mounting hardware.

OCECO Floating Suctions are available for use with swing pipes ranging in size from 3 to 20 inches and are designed to provide many years of reliable service.

Please consult your local OCECO sales representative or the factory, for the availability of non-standard materials and special floating suctions systems.


  • Type of Storage Tank
  • Size of Storage Tank
  • Product Being Stored
  • Dimensions of Swing Pipe