Shoemaker Jet Siphon
This is a self-contained jet syphon assembly that can be deployed by one person in minutes. The lightweight, rigid assembly is made of aluminum and brass, and has been certified to transfer water at a rate of 500 GPM between portable tanks. Perfect for fire departments utilizing multiple drop tank operations. There are no moving parts and no connections to be made when carried pre-connected on your pumper. This unit is superior to standard jet syphon nozzles that must be connected to additional hard suction hose and secured before use, which takes more time, experience, and additional hose. It is also safer and more reliable than traditional jet syphon nozzles by eliminating undesired agitation which could cause the loss of suction prime.
Instructions for use:
1) Connect 1.5” supply line to fitting on top of jet siphon unit. Note that some departments prefer to leave a 25’ section of supply hose pre-connected to jet siphon for faster deployment.
2) Place siphon at desired location connecting 2 tanks. The brass supply tube is to be in the tank you are siphoning from, with the other end in the tank you are filling.
3) With a sufficient water level in the drop tank you are siphoning from, open the supply line to desired pressure. The maximum pressure to be supplied is 125 PSI. To obtain the best transfer rate of 500 GPM, the siphon must have a supply of 60 GPM at 125 PSI.
4) To discontinue the siphoning operation, close the supply line valve. Some siphoning may continue until the drop tanks are at equal levels. To prevent this simply lift up the siphon assembly to interrupt the siphoning effect.