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Fuel Drums And Standpipes


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Looking into something to better the remote fuel system for the company I work for. I have been with multiple companies and seen them try multiple methods of attaching a standpipe to the drum/pump for a remote fuel system.

 

Some thread the standpipe into the pump (which is good until your threads get messed up), aluminum machined blocks with camlock fitting on the top to which the pump attaches too and the standpipe is already sealed in the bottom. Also have seen the a threaded adaptor that the standpipe threads into - threads into the drum - also with a camlock fitting on the top.

 

Anybody using anything different that they find works best for a small remote fuelling system that can be left in the drum with a low risk of contamination and is easy to use/redundant?

 

Ideas, thanks.

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It depends how big,how you are resupplied, and how much time you want to keep the fuel cache.

There used to be a system that I liked. It included a big rubber bladder that was restocked by trucks or a fixed wing on skis or floats that used bulk fuel. It might be worth investigating.

It saved having to transport drums and the extra cost of drums.

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There used to be a system that I liked. It included a big rubber bladder that was restocked by trucks or a fixed wing on skis or floats that used bulk fuel. It might be worth investigating.

It saved having to transport drums and the extra cost of drums.

 

SEI Industries is making some Fuel Bladders etc for Remote/Cache locations

http://www.sei-ind.com/products/terra-tank-fuel

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Bailey 123, the threaded adaptor that secures the standpipe into the drum with a camlock to the pump/filter housing is probably the best I've seen, going all the way back to piston days.

 

Yes, it takes a bit of care on the pilot's part to conserve the thread in working condition but, as in anything else pilots need to do, a little education and a lot of encouragement can be all the that's required.

 

God forbid, though, that they let passengers 'help' with inserting the standpipe - that's probably how most of the related damage occurs. B)

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Bailey 123, the threaded adaptor that secures the standpipe into the drum with a camlock to the pump/filter housing is probably the best I've seen, going all the way back to piston days.

 

Yes, it takes a bit of care on the pilot's part to conserve the thread in working condition but, as in anything else pilots need to do, a little education and a lot of encouragement can be all the that's required.

 

God forbid, though, that they let passengers 'help' with inserting the standpipe - that's probably how most of the related damage occurs. B)

 

That is what we use. The adapter is black iron. Not sure what you would have to do to mess up the threads. Proabily have to work at it or try to screw up that bad. Only problem ive seen with this system is lazy pilots leaving the pump set up in an empty drum and knocking the drum over with there downwash. when this happnes usualy results in the camlock fitting being broken off the standpipe.

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