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Publication numberUS2404869 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 30, 1946
Filing dateMay 10, 1945
Priority dateMay 10, 1945
Publication numberUS 2404869 A, US 2404869A, US-A-2404869, US2404869 A, US2404869A
InventorsThomas Sorrentino
Original AssigneeOceanic Tank Proc Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vacuum pumping system
US 2404869 A
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y 194& T. SORRENTINO 2,404,869

VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM 7 Filed May 10, 1945 5 Shets-Sheet 1.

- INVENTOR/ Thomas Sorrenimo ATTORNEY July 30, 1946.

T. SORREN TINO VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM Filed May 10, 1945 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Thomas Sorrel; tmo

j 'TORNEY T. SORRENTINO July 30, 1946.

VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM Filed May 10, 1945 5 Sheets-Sheet I5 INVENTOR Sorrel Zfifio ATTORNEY y 1946- T. SORRENTINO 2,404,869

VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM Filed May 10, 1945 5 Sheets-Sheet 4 kSlNVENTOR Thomas orrenimo y 1945'. T. SO RRENTINO VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM Filed My 10, 1945 5 Shee ts-S heet 5 INVENTOR.

BY 720177515 {Win W ATTORNEY. V

Patented July 30, 1946 Thomas Soirentino; New York; N. YJ, assignor to ceanic=Tank'Processing, Corp Brooklyn, N. Y.,

azacorporation AppIicationtMay 10,1945; Serial. No. 592,938

This;-i'nventfon.relatesi to: vacuum pumping systemLjIt lspanticuiarlydirectedt'o a system for pumpingv outloili, sludge or other liquids. from boats, tanks or other vessels. I

An object of this, invention is to. provide a highly improved; vacuumpumping, apparatus of the character describedladantedfto be" carried on" a, barge for. use in, cleaning out ta'nks ships;,or" other containefsllocated on either" side of the. barge. t

Yet another objectlofthis invention is to provide in: apparatus. ofith'e "character: describedrvacuumlpurnp meansrtb pump air out of"a:'tank; a. suction hose connected to the tank;jtand provided with awnozzle adapted tube inserted into the liquid'to be cleaned out' sothat. the" liquidwill fiowtthrough the hose into the tank due'to' reductionof pressure within" the; tank, andan outlet atthelbo ttbm';ofthe tank connectedliy a"conduitf to a. storage onti'fe barge for storingthe cleaned' outliquid.

Yet another. object of thisinvention is to'pro' vide' in apparatus of the: character"- des'crihi'ed,v means-t0" testthe -Iiquidf in'tfie'tank; includinga small" testing container; 'andimeans to' run' the liquid from theitestihg container-01fthe barge:

Yet' 8; further object/of" this invention is to provide in a tank; improved-strairrenmeans to: prevent accumulated sediment from runninginto'" the: storage tanks; and ineans't'o heat and hreak up materia'l' passing through th'e strainento the"- Yet 'a' further' object offithis invention is to provide in a vacumn'systemoftiie Ch8l'aiCtrd'-- scribed installed on-the'targe; two'pairs of tank's, and i two vacuumpumpfijand meansdnterconn'ectdescribed} installed on a, barge, a pluralityof vacuum tankscconduitsat the lowe'rend's 0'f"the* tanks for carrying thercontents thereof tostorage containers at thebottom of'ithe' barge; means" tomeans to selectively pass the" liquid from the' testing tank overboard or" to one of the conduits for passage tonne of the storage containers.

still' anotfi'errobje'ct of this-invention is to pro vide" a. compact, durable apparatus o'f-the char-"- acter' descriBedI adapted to be installed" on a2 b'arge' for. cleaning out vessels lying on either bodiments .of this invention;

either pumrrmay"withdravv theair from either pairoftani'tsz" o t still anotherl. okijectirof this inventionds to pro= videtwo'pairofsuction hoses provided: withnoz liquidiorother material tozthetanksi'from either therigiitside or'tlieleft sidemftl'ie barge:

Still" a; furtliferoliject" off this i'nventionl is. to? provide irf'a system ofthe' character" describedj. means to supply steam to tlfreupper endsof'the" vacuuxnitanks;1to facilitatecleanlngioffsald' varc r Yet anotherfobj'ect ofj-thisrinvention is' to pro a vaca ion -tank system ofthe character-"55 Fig: Id a"top plamviewofapparatus embodylngthe'in'venti'on;

Fig. 2* is'"a"; side elevationel viewthereof;i Figr 3 *is a frontelevational View thereof; Fig: A is a: top plan' vacuunrtanks; 1

Fig. 5 is a p'artia'I, enlarged'viewwf the-lower 1 endof the tank with-parts broken away and in cross section; a

Fig: 6- isa cross-sect1ona.1'viewtakerr on" line" Referring now in detail to the drawings; I'll designates a" barge provided with' a va'cuumtank system! I embodying the invention for-cleaning otl'iervessels'; tanks; or other containers.

The apparatus l I comprises a" pluralltywf ver= tica'l. vacuum tanks I33. l4, I5 and I Fmounted onthe'decrl'tofthe'barge. Tanlis'wf l4,3|5 are" inelignment: Tankl 6 isinbackoftank15l The view takenjust beiowithe Extending from the suction end of pump 25 is an upstanding pipe 21 connected to .a horizontal pipe 28 disposed above the upper level of the vacuum tanks. Pipe 28 connects to a crossing pipe 23. verse pipe 30 connected to the upper-ends of tanks l and I6, respectively. bymeans of pipes Interposed between pipe 30 and the pipes 3| and 32 are gate valves 33 and. 34, respectively. Extending upwardly from the suctionend 35 of pump 23 is a pipe 35 connected to a horizontal pipe3l'. Pipe 3'iis interconnected to pipe 29 by means of pipe 38. Interposed between pipe 38 and pipes28, 29 is agatevalve 39.,,.Pipej3| is connected to a crossing pipe 40. Pipe 4llis con neoted to the tanks l3 and I4 by meansof pipes menu .42, r(-. sp'e ctively. Interposed in pipes 4|,

42' are gate valves. .43, 44, respectively. When valve '39 isclosed and valves.f43,. 44 are opened, tanks J3 and Where connected to] the suction pump 26. The valves43, 44 may both be. opened or either one of themmay be closed. I'Upon turningyalve 39 and closing valves :43. 44"andop ing vanes 33; 34 pumpifi will be connected. to

tanks l5and'iii. Of course,'either'of the'valves 33,. may be .closed'so that, eithertankltialone a 'fa's'iseiosedia vaive as, .34 ha pene tanks 15 and'l'fi 'willfb ectea'jm v cuum pump .2 5,. Upon closing valves 33', 34 and opening valves- 39,13 "4' o ramp F rther no e,

for both-pumps tokactjpn' one pair ofltanks, and thatmay also lThus for example, if. valves33, 34 are close nd valves 33.43 and, 44 are opened, and both pumps" operate, thenboth pumpswill act on tanks l3 and I4.. Likewise, if the valves 33,

one "will b connected' jto the mp is.

Pipe 29 communicates. with a trans- U 4 downwardly extending spout or elbow serving as a filling connection and connected to the inlet pipe which extends to said tank.

Also mounted above the platform 5| and disposed parallel to pipe 53, is a pip I I. Extending upwardly from pipe 'H is a pipe 12 disposed between the tanks I3 and I4. At theupper end of pipe 12 is a crossing pipe 13.. I Tim 13is connected to tank 13 by pipe 14 and to tank l4 by pipe 15.

interposed between pipe 13 and pipes 14 and 15 are valves 16 and 11. Pipes 14 and 15 are con- 34 are closed both pumps ,may operate for creat Means is provided to suck material into the tanks. To this end, the barge is provided witha deck house top and extending irom the deck house .top is a platior n extension 5 I., mounted on. supports On platform 5| is a pipe 53 which is formed with an upwardiextension54 connected to transverse pipe 55, Pipe 55 is connectedto the tanks l5 and; by pipes 55 and Ell. Interposed between pipe 55 andthe pipes-55 and 5T.aregate valves 53 and 59, respectively.

Pipe 53 extends transversely across the' boat Connected .to. one 3 end and located adjacentv one side oi the boatyis agate val ve to which is connected a hose..6l provided .witha, nozzle..62. Extendingupwardly iromthe oppbsitiendj "of pipe.5j3 .and located. adjac'entthe "opposite" side erpetual: is. a gate valve 64,to which maybe connected nemi suct on hose e5 likewiseprovided with'ano'zzle 63. It will now be understood thatthenozzle of either hose M or may. be

inserted into'a vessel or tank located on either oneside or the other offthe barge for ls'u cking' liduid through the hose and through pipe 53 to 54' and, hence tothe. tanks l5 and ISL" Either'l or ent the valves 58 or59' maybe opened and.

the other closed, or bothimay .be opened .The

mis r s s 1 ar 'l F i liPa W t upper ii of the tanks, On each tank is an inwardly and" end thereof. as shown in the drawings, and they 10. .At one. endof'pipe H and disposed adjacent one side of the barge is a gate valve 18 connected to-a suction hose I9 provided with a nozzle 80. Atthejopposite end of pipe H and adjacent the opposite side of the boatis a gate valve 82 connected to a suction hose 83 likewise provid d with a nozzle '84. The nozzles Bland .84 may beinserted into the vessels, boats, tanks at opposite sides of the barge for sucking. liquid through Pipe H, pipe. 12 to the tanks l3 and I4. 1'Va1.ve's I6 and 11 may be selectively opened or closedfso that material can be pumped to eithertank l3o'r H from either side of the boat.

to'thebottom of the tank "l3 'a pipe connected to a'downwardly extending pipe 9|. Connected to the bottom of tank I4 is a pipe 92 likewise'com' nected to the pipe "91.; 'PipejSZ may beconnected to branch pipes 93, 94 which may lead to various storag'etanks 22 inthe barge. Int'erpos'ed 1m" pipes '90. and 92 are gate valves" 96 and 91, respectively. I By opening the valves 96, .91, the contentsof the tanks [3 and i4 may be emptied into various storage tanks at. the bottom of thebargeh l Connectedto thefbottom of tank l5 isa discharge pipe 98 connected to a pipe 39. Connected. to the bottom of. tank {l6 .is a' pipe I00 likewise connected tothefpipe 99l The pipe. '99 is con: nected to-branchpipes I01 an I02 which lead to other storage tanks. 22 at the [bottom of the barge..q H V Interposed in pip "98 is agate valve fl03and interposed in pipe Hi0v is agate valve 104. By. properl manipulating said valves thecorltents of tanks l5 and i6 may be selectively discharged to various storage tanksinthebargaflj f Fig. Sthere is illustrated. a typical'ltank, which is designated by numeral. l3; Mean is' provided to strain the liquids atthe'bottom' oflthe.

tank ild toretainsediment within the tankl To this end there is provided at the'bottoniof tank] I3an upwardly extendingicylinder ttilcommuni short way up intothe tank andis of such height.

as to always ,proiect above the sediment; The liquids will pass thl'u h the slits lfl I wher as the 1 sediment. will remain: at. the" bottom or. the; tank. I l

While Fi 5 s ows the construction 'm tan it will be understood thatthe'constriitioni ilar for'allioi thetanks.

Meansis provided to heatthe terial from' the outlet end'of the tank. To thi endthere is provided a pipe I 12; receiving'g supdisfoiimed with anextension H3 axially dis eases posed with respect to p pe 90. The upper end of pipej'l'lsi iiattesedtonneanemia-awn eased "substantially at tnecievei "of the hottoin of the tank. n protests mph th tube no. open flattening the u per na or pipe 113, afierrow dis: chargejslit is provided. The unseen-means the bottom "of cylinder"! H1 under p'r'essureserves to heat the material and break it up so as to fail'itate fthedischargethereof.

Means is f' rovid'edto test the material within thetanks. Iftheii'quid founhto-be'sal' -it is let overboard, and a-s seenas oil "starts running, the oil is fed "back to tnefstbrage mnks. The "ineansrp hurrying out the 'testi'n'g corhprises l which reads ts-one side erth'e boat. niterr -ma-1eng a -test, the valves 125a, +2511 are first closed. "Ghe of the valves in the bleeder pipes-is then opened to let some liquid-into the "test tank. If the liduid run's s'alt water, valve -I2 l d is opened so as to pe rm'it discharge of the-salt. water'over beard. When oil -'star ts torun, valve-125a is closel and valve t2 Bo is opened sothattheoil can run back in-to the discharge valve 99. After the test is made, *thevalve in th bleeder pipeis closed so that the vacuum tank ma discharge directly into the tii'sCha'rge pi-pe.

Mans-i'sprovi-ded to clean' out the insideof the vacuum tanks when they are empty., To this "end, a'cht'ank is pro'vided with an inlet pipe 1:30 disposed adjacent the upperfnend of the tank. Attached to 'achpipe I is agate valve HI and attached to said valve -is I a pipe .1 32 *leading to, a supply'df liv'e-steani. After the vacuum tanks are emptied, valves 1 31 are -.opene"d -to permit steam toenter'theta-nksto volatilize fats and oils and toclean out the tanks.

Each tank may also be provided at its upper end with a vacuum break valve 135.

- It "will thus-be seen that there -'is provided =a device in which the sevral objects of this-'inven- H tion are achieved, and. which is well adapted to meet the conditions of p'ratical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawings is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. v

Having thus described my invention, I claim 'as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

described; a vacuum tank, means to sumste air but the tank, inlet uise-est the apparent at the tank, a suction hose cemented tesaiuimet sai hose being provided with a nozzle; meansat the lower end of the tank {to discharge "the {contents thereof, a test tank, ieeaerineans on said discharge means leading to the test tan and conduit means connecting th 'e'te'st tankwiththedischarge ineans. 3. in ave'cuum tank system or the character ueseriuea a; vacuum tank, means to ump the air "oiit "of the tank, inle't means 'adiiaceh'tithe upper :endo'f the tank, a suction hose cotinected t'o fsaid inlet means, said hose being-provided with a nozzle, means at the idwerend of the tank to discharge the contents thereof, a test tank, ;:b1eeu'er m ans en said discharge means waning t'othe test tank, conduit means connecting "the test test; wit the "discharge means, "and biitlet mea s said test tank.

4, In cbmbinaudn, a barge, a :pan of va'cuam tanks, "thereon, a vacuiim *p'ui'np on the barge, 'meansfto connect the vacuum pump'to the upper ends or said tanks, alve means to selectively shut bit/communication between the vacuum pum a'nd either er said terms, a pipe extending transversely across "the barge, a flexible suction nose connect to each end *0; said pi e, means to "saidp e toeaIchofsaiii tanks; valve "means to shii if eemmunicat 'csn between said ts and either oi said tanks, and V valve means between each hese armsa'id pipe.

In:cliiiiiilliilnation, *a. barge, a pair "(if vacuum tank's, thereon, a vacuum pump 0n the barge, means to connect the vecuum pump te the upper ends of said tanks, IIZiJl'l/B maiis to sldtivly shut as -conimuriic'aition be'tween tl'i'e vaeuum pumi) and either bf -said tanks, a pipe 'iitilfiih'g transversely across the barge, -a'. 'fleiiible suction hose connected to each end of 'sa'id pipe, me'ans "to c'onnetisaid "pi p'e t'o e'ach of said tanks, valve means to Shut ofi communication between said pipe "and either of "said t'alhks, valve meins be- -tween each-hose and said pipe, *a "pair *bf storage tank at the bottom or the barge; and mean's m discharg'e the 'conterits of-either tank to e'ither of said storage tanks;

""6. In "combination, a barge, -'a pair oi -vacuum :tanksfithereon, "a vacuum pump on the barge, means -to'conn'ec't the vacuum pump "to the upper ends -o'f-"slaid tanka'valve means to -seletively shut 'ofi coinmmicatipn between the vacuum pump and either 'o'f s'ja'id "tan-ks, a 'pipe extending trans- 'versely' across the *barge, a fieicible suction nose connected to each end of said pipe, means to connect said pipe t'o each *6: "said tanks, valve means to shut off communication between said pipe and either of said tanks, valve means between each hose and said pipe, a pair of storage tanks at the bottom of the barge, means to discharge the contents of either tankto either of said storage tanks, a test tank, bleeder means connecting the discharge means for each tank with the test tank, means to discharge the contents of the test tank over the side of the barge, and means to discharge the contents of the test Eanfi back to the discharge means for said vacuum 7. In combination, a barge, a pair of vacuum tanks, thereon, a vacuum pump on the barge, means to connect the vacuum pump to the upper ends of said tanks, valve means to selectively shut off communication between the vacuum pump and either of said tanks, a pipe extending transversely across the barge, a flexible suction steam to the tank.

hose connected to each end of said pipe,.means to ,connect said pipe to each of said tanks,'valve means to shut ofi communication between said pipe and veither of said tanks, .valve means be tween each hose and said'pipe, a pair ofstora'ge tanks at the bottom of the'barge, means to discharge the contents of either tank toeithe'r of said storage tanks, a test tank, bleeder means connecting the discharge means for each tank with the test tank, means to discharge the contents of the test tank over the side of the barge, means to discharge the contents of thetest tank backlto the discharge means for said vacuum tank, and means at the bottom of each tank to strain the liquids passing'to the discharge means.

In combination, a barge, a pair or, vacuum tanks, thereon, a vacuum pump on the barge, means to connect the vacuum pump to the upper ends of said tanks, valv means to selectively shut off communication between the vacuum'pum'p and either of said tanks, a pipe extending transversely across the barge, a flexible suction hose connected to each end of'said pi e, means to connect said pipe to each of said tanks, valve means to shut ofif communication between said pipe and either of said tanks, valve means between each hose and said pipe, a pair of storage tanks at the bottom of the barge, 'means to discharge' the contents of either tank to either of said storage tanks, a test tank, blee der means connecting the discharge means for each tank with the test tank, meansto discharge the contents r the, test tank over the side of the barge, means to discharge the contents of the test tank back to the discharge means for said vacuum tank, means at the bottom of each tank to strain the liquids passing to the discharge means, and means atthe discharge end of each vacuum tank to. supply 9. Incombination, a barge, a pair of vacuum tanks, thereon, a vacuum pump on 3 the barge, means to connect the vacuum pump to the upper ends of said tanks, valve means to selectively-shut ofi communication between the vacuum pump -and either of said tanks, a pipeex tending transversely across the barge, aflexible suction hose connected to each end of said pipe, meansto connect said pipe to. each of said tanks, valve means to shut off communication between said pipe and either of said tanks, valve means between each,

hose and said pipe, a pair of storage tanks at the bottom of the barge, means'to discharge the con- ,tents of either tank to either ofsaid storage tanks,

a test tank, bleeder means connecting the discontentsbf the. test tank back to the discharge means for said vacuum tank, means at the bottom of each tank to strain the liquids passing to the discharge means, means at the discharge end of each vacuum tank to supply steam to the tank, and means to supply steam to the upper end of each tank.

10. In combination, two pairs of vacuum'tanks, a pair of vacuum pumps, means interconnecting the pumps and thetanks to permiteither orv both pumps to withdraw air from said tanks or any selected one or number of them.

11. In combinatiomtwo pairs ofvacuum tanks, a pair of vacuum pumps, means interconnecting the pumps and the tanks to permit either or both pumps to withdraw air from said tanks or any selected one or number of them, a pair of pipes, a

pair of flexible suction hoses on each pipe, means to connect one pipeto one pair of vacuum tanks, and the other pipe to the other pair of vacuum tanks, said pipes lying alongside each other, and i the connectionbetween a pair of hoses and one pipe being disposed adjacent the connection between the other pair of hoses and the other p pe.

12. In-combination, two pairs of vaccum tanks, a pair of vacuum pumps, means interconnecting the pumps and-the tanks to permit either or both pumps to withdraw air from said tanks or any selected, one or number of them, a pair of pipes, a pair of flexible suction hoses on each pipe,means to connect one pipe to one pair of vacuum tanks,

the pumps and the tanks to, permit either or both pumps to withdraw air from said tanks orvany selected'one or number of them, a pair of pipes,-a pair-of fiexibleisuctior'i hoses on each pipe, means to connectbriepipe to one pair of vacuum tanks,

and-the other pipe to the other pair of vacuum tanks, said pipeslying alongside eachother, and

the connection between a pair ofhosesandcne pipe being disposed adjacent the connection between the other pair of hoses and the other pipe,

means to discharge the contents of said tanks, and strainer means at the lower end of each tank to strain the discharged liquids.

THOMAS SORRENTINO.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification417/148, 137/597, 137/861, 222/278, 222/335, 137/565.23
International ClassificationF04F3/00, B63B57/00
Cooperative ClassificationB63B57/00, F04F3/00
European ClassificationB63B57/00, F04F3/00