Maintenance Tips & Tricks - 2000 - #3

08/01/2000


Getting to the bottom
Problem: Using a standard barrel pump to transfer oil into a 55-gal. drum from a 330-gal. tote typically comes up short. Manual dumping of the tote is often required since the pump just doesn't get to the bottom. Is there a way to remove all the oil without resorting to push power?

Solution: Add an appropriate length of 2-in. wire braided hydraulic hose to the end of the pump and attach it with clamps. The hose extension extends the pump reach 6—12 in. and sucks up all the oil from the bottom of the tote.

Contributor: Larry DuVall, Rolling Operations Engineer, Alcan Aluminum Corp., Terre Haute, IN; 812-462-2353; larry_duvall@alcan.com




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