Floating Suction units are used to suck the top most product in a tank which is generally free of sediments, impurities and water. Since impurities in form of sediments and water have higher density they would settle at bottom of tank or would float at a level below lower density product. FSU units use this phenomenon to float near the top of the liquid surface and draw from this near-surface, contamination-free liquid.
Tristar Engineering manufactures floating suction assemblies for use in horizontal or vertical, above or below ground storage tanks where little to no contamination can be tolerated, such as aircraft jet fuel. We have over 40 years of experience in this field and we have designed and manufactured FSU system for multiple applications with varying configurations.
Our continuous improvement nature led us to question the drawbacks in the FSU system, the biggest problem with FSU is not knowing where in tank it is positioned whether is it moving along with the liquid level in the tank or not. This led us to innovate and come up with a solution, live position monitoring system of FSU in the tank. Tristar FSUs are unsinkable.