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Pump in the engineroom of the MV Wanderer(1970)...

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HI Wazim
Do not think that it is "cooling water" pump but it could be "water on deck"
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Thanks for the quick reply....Always greatful for all info passed on....hope all is great with you
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waz
 

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The small pump on top of the main pump electric motor is a Weirs "water ring " vacuum pump used to evacuate air on Bilge and Ballast pumps . The main pump is hardley visable under electric motor .
Main sea water and fire pumps did not have the vacuum pumps as they were not necessary as the suctions were " flooded " ( they always had a positive head ; being positioned below the water line )
Emergency fire pumps located in the steering gear flats above the water line did however need the vacuum pumps to create a suction .


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Cheers for that Derek.
Didnt realise there was a vacuum pump on the top.......Great piece of info...last time i came across vacuum pumps was a few years ago, ship was a tanker fitted with a vac strip system.
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