The Watson McDaniel Cast Iron, Bronze or Stainless Steel Suction/Mixing Tee is a specialized type of pipe fitting used for blending, agitation, recirculation, mixing, aeration and heating.
• Available in cast iron, bronze or stainless steel
• No moving parts
• Quiet operation
• Replaces mixing pumps, propellers and other mechanical devices
How It Works
Heating by Direct Steam Injection: When using a Suction Tee for heating by direct steam injection, the Suction Tee must be completely submerged in the liquid being heated. When steam enters the primary inlet side of the Suction Tee, a low pressure condition is created inside the Suction Tee body. This causes the liquid inside the tank to circulate through the suction tee and intermix with the steam, causing the liquid to be heated.
Mixing: When liquid is pumped through the primary inlet of a Suction Tee, a low pressure region is created inside the Suction Tee body. When a Suction Tee is submerged, the liquid inside the tank will circulate through the secondary inlet of the Suction Tee causing a mixing action to occur. An alternate method when mixing two different liquids is to pump one liquid through the primary inlet and the other liquid through the secondary inlet of the Suction Tee.
Aeration: A tank or reservoir of liquid can be aerated by connecting the secondary inlet of the Suction Tee to an air or gas line under pressure while pumping liquid through the primary inlet.
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