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Applications

Process Industry

Metals and Mining

Chemical Industry

Pulp and Paper

Power industry
Oil and Gas

Water and Waste

Suction
Diffusers
Pressures to 790 PSIG
Temperatures to 800F

FEATURES
Filtration Down to 40 Microns
Large Diffuser Screens

MATERIALS

Long and Short Neck Versions Available

Carbon Steel

Fabricated Construction

Stainless Steel
Other materials upon request

END CONNECTIONS
Flat Faced
Raised Face
Buttweld

SIZES RANGES
Fabricated-Custom sized to meet
Requirements

RATINGS
ASME Class 150
ASME Class 300

FF SERIES
FABRICATED SUCTION DIFFUSERS
PRESSURES TO 740 PSIG (51 BARG)
TEMPERATURES TO 800F (427C)
Strainer, flow straightener, elbow and pipe reducer for
pump applications
Standard and custom engineered designs
Integral straightening vanes reduce turbulence to
improve pump efficiency
One, three or five pipe diameters of flow straightening
(Type 1, 3 or 5)
Standard, undersized or oversized outlet connections
Direct mount to the suction side of a pump in either
horizontal or vertical position
Supporting pads for easy mounting of standard I.D.
support foot
Drain connection with plug furnished as standard

APPLICATIONS
Pump Protection

APPLICABLE CODES
Designed and manufactured in accordance with
ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3 and/or ASME
Section VIII, Div. 1
CRN available in all Provinces
Welders certified to ASME Section IX

MODELS

PRESSURE/TEMPERATURE CHART
ASME B16.5

Type 1 - One pipe diameter of flow straightening


Type 3 - Three pipe diameters of flow straightening
Type 5 - Five pipe diameters of flow straightening

Pressure (psig)

300
250
200

Ca

rb
o

St
ee
l

150

see Ordering Code below

OPTIONS
15
0#

Customer specified materials, sizes and designs


Other flow straightening quality designs
Hinged or quick opening/operator assisted covers
Vent and/or differential pressure connections
ASME U stamped vessels on request
Other perforated screen and mesh liner baskets
Data Packages and MTRs available on request

100
50
0
-50 50 150 250 350 450 550 650 750 850

Temperature (F)
Contact Factory for higher ratings.

Fabricated Suction Diffuser Ordering Code


Model

F
1
Model - Position 1 - 3
FF1 Type 1 Standard Outlet
FF2 Type 1 Undersized Outlet
FF3 Type 1 Oversized Outlet
FF4 Type 3 Standard Outlet
FF5 Type 3 Undersized Outlet
FF6 Type 3 Oversized Outlet
FF7 Type 5 Standard Outlet
FF8 Type 5 Undersized Outlet
FF9 Type 5 Oversized Outlet
FFZ Custom Configuration
Standard Outlet is one size smaller
than the inlet.
Undersized Outlet is two sizes
smaller than the linlet.
Oversized Outlet is the same size
as the inlet.

F
2

1
3

Material

Inlet
Size

Class

C
4

T
5

1
6

Material - Position 4
C - Carbon Steel
L - Low Temp CS
V - 304 SS
T - 316 SS
M - Monel
Z - Other
Inlet Size Position 5
H-2
S - 12
J - 212
T - 14
K-3
U - 16
M-4
V - 18
N-5
W - 20
P-6
X - 22
Q-8
Y - 24
R - 10
Z - Other
1 - 28
3 - 36
2 - 30
4 - 40

ConDash
nections

F
7

Class - Position 6
A - 125
1 - 150
2 - 250
3 - 300
Z - Other
Connection - Inlet
Position 7
F - Flat Face Flange
J - Ring Joint
R - Raised Face Flange
Z - Other
Dash - Position 8
Note:
Standard Connections
RF inlet x FF outlet

Cover

J
9

Perf.

2
10

Mesh

2
11

Cover - Position 9
B - Bolted
C - C-Clamp
J - Bolted w/ Hinge1
D - Davit Bolted
H - T-Bolt Hinged
T - Threaded Hinged
Y - Yoke Hinged
Z - Other
1. J-Hinged Cover
is standard.
2. For other screen
materials, contact
factory.

Perf. - Position 10
2
304SS Material
A - None 5 - 5/32"
B - 3/64" 6 - 3/16"
1 - 1/32" 7 - 7/32"
2 - 1/16" 8 - 1/4"
3 - 3/32" 9 - 3/8"
4 - 1/8"
Z - Other
2

Mesh - Position 11
A - None 6 - 60
1 - 10
7 - 80
2 - 20
8 - 100
3 - 30
9 - 120
4 - 40
Z - Other
5 - 50

FF SERIES

NOTES:

FABRICATED SUCTION DIFFUSERS


SPECIFICATION
Suction Diffuser shall mount directly to the suction side of the pump
in either a horizontal or vertical position. The Suction Diffuser shall
be manufactured in accordance with ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3 and
/or ASME Section VIII, Div. I. The Suction Diffuser shall be available
with reduced outlet sizes. The Suction Diffuser shall be ______ inlet
by ______ outlet and shall have a ______ perforated screen. The
Suction Diffuser shall have the equivalent of ______ pipe diameters
of flow straightening. The Suction Diffuser shall be SSI FF Series.

MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION*-(Std Carbon Steel Body)


Body SA106-B CS
Cover SA105 CS
Flanges SA105 CS
Reducer Plate SA516-70 CS
Coupling SA105 CS
Plug SA105 CS
Screen1 304 SS
Cover Gasket1 304 SS Spiral Wound
Stud SA193-B7 CS
Nut SA194-2H CS
* Other materials are available upon request.
Standard materials are subject to change.
Please contact factory for Certified drawings.
1 Recommended Spare Parts.

Connections:
10" x 6" 24" x 24" RF Inlet x FF Outlet

SCREEN OPENINGS
SIZE

STANDARD
SCREEN

MATERIALS

All

1/8" Perf.

304 SS

OPEN AREA RATIOS

with Standard Perforated Screen


Opening 40%, 1/8" Diameter
Size
Inlet X Outlet

10 x 6
10 x 8
10 x 10
12 x 8
12 x 10
12 x 12
14 x 10
14 x 12
14 x 14
16 x 12
16 x 14
16 x 16
18 x 14
18 x 16
18 x 18
20 x 16
20 x 18
20 x 20
24 x 18
24 x 20
24 x 24

Nominal Gross
Outlet Screen
Area
Area
(in2)
(in2)
28.89
50.03
78.85
50.03
78.85
113.10
78.85
113.10
137.89
113.10
137.89
182.65
137.89
182.65
233.71
182.65
233.71
291.04
233.71
291.04
424.56

455
455
700
524
700
811
700
811
1162
811
1162
1275
1162
1275
1470
1275
1470
2454
1470
2454
2454

Free
Screen
Area
(in2)

Open
Area
Ratio
(OAR)

182
182
280
210
280
324
280
324
465
324
465
510
465
510
588
510
588
982
588
982
982

6.3
3.6
3.6
4.2
3.6
2.9
3.6
2.9
3.4
2.9
3.4
2.8
3.4
2.8
2.5
2.8
2.5
3.4
2.5
3.4
2.3

OAR = Free Screen Area divided by Nominal Outlet Area.


Free Screen Area = Opening % times Gross Screen Area.
Values shown are approximate. Contact factory for exact ratios.

FF SERIES
FABRICATED SUCTION DIFFUSERS
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
A

B
INLET

D
OUTLET

E
SUPPORT
G PIPE SIZE
SOCKETWELD

F DRAIN
SIZE NPT

DIMENSIONS* inches (mm) AND WEIGHTS pounds (kg)


Inlet

Outlet

C1
TYPE 1 TYPE 3 TYPE 5 TYPE 1 TYPE 3 TYPE 5
Standard Outlet
2258
2658
3058
1118
1518
1918
1738

10

(250)

(200)

(575)

(676)

(778)

12

10

251316

301316

351316

1318

(300)

(250)

(656)

(783)

(910)

(333)

(283)

(384)

Weight2

1258

418

339

(321)

(203)

(40)

(40)

(105)

(154)

(486)

(441)

1818

2318

181316

1278

1012

112

112

434

530

(460)

(587)

(478)

(327)

(267)

(40)

(40)

(121)

(240)

14

12

2638

3238

3838

1358

1958

2558

2112

1514

1134

112

112

514

808

(350)

(300)

(670)

(822)

(975)

(346)

(499)

(651)

(546)

(387)

(298)

(40)

(40)

(133)

(366)

1086

16

14

32516

39516

46516

1634

2334

3034

2634

1614

1212

512

(400)

(350)

(821)

(998)

(1,176)

(425)

(603)

(781)

(679)

(413)

(318)

(50)

(50)

(140)

(493)

18

16

32916

40916

48916

1058

1858

2658

2658

1758

1334

612

1256

(450)

(400)

(827)

(1,030)

(1,233)

(270)

(473)

(676)

(676)

(448)

(349)

(50)

(50)

(165)

(570)

20

18

3218

4118

5018

2318

3218

4118

2514

2018

16

278

1793

(500)

(450)

(816)

(1,045)

(1,273)

(588)

(816)

(1,045)

(641)

(511)

(406)

(50)

(50)

(73)

(813)

24

20

40

50

60

2118

3118

4118

3212

22

1712

3545

(600)

(500)

(1,016)

(1,270)

(1,524)

(537)

(791)

(1,045)

(826)

(559)

(444)

(50)

(50)

(227)

(1,608)

1118

261

(283)

(203)

(25)

(25)

(102)

(118)

10

2178

2478

2778

1134

Undersized Outlet
1434
1734
17516

(250)

(150)

(556)

(632)

(708)

(298)

(375)

(451)

(440)

12

2212

2612

3012

1114

1514

1914

181316

1278

912

112

112

458

437

(300)

(200)

(572)

(673)

(775)

(286)

(387)

(489)

(478)

(327)

(241)

(40)

(40)

(118)

(198)

14

10

2578

3078

3578

1318

1818

2318

1878

14

1012

112

112

514

670

(350)

(250)

(657)

(784)

(911)

(333)

(460)

(587)

(480)

(356)

(267)

(40)

(40)

(133)

(304)

16

12

2614

3214

3814

13.63

1958

2558

2112

1512

1134

5116

913

(400)

(300)

(667)

(819)

(972)

(346)

(499)

(651)

(546)

(394)

(298)

(50)

(50)

(129)

(414)

1058

18

14

29516

36516

43516

1634

2334

3034

2634

1638

1212

578

(450)

(350)

(744)

(922)

(1,100)

(425)

(603)

(781)

(679)

(416)

(318)

(50)

(50)

(149)

(480)

20

16

32916

40916

48916

17316

25316

33316

2658

1778

1334

658

1452

(500)

(400)

(827)

(1,030)

(1,233)

(437)

(640)

(843)

(676)

(454)

(349)

(50)

(50)

(168)

(659)

24

18

3218

4118

5018

17

26

35

2558

2378

16

71316

2382

(600)

(450)

(816)

(1,045)

(1,273)

(432)

(660)

(889)

(651)

(607)

(406)

(50)

(50)

(198)

(1,080)

1358

1012

5516

420

(346)

(267)

(25)

(25)

(135)

(190)

10

10

251316

301316

351316

1318

Oversized Outlet
1818
2318
181316

(250)

(250)

(656)

(783)

(910)

(333)

(460)

(587)

(478)

12

12

2638

3238

3838

1358

1958

2558

2112

1518

1134

112

112

41116

650

(300)

(300)

(670)

(822)

(975)

(346)

(499)

(651)

(546)

(384)

(298)

(40)

(40)

(119)

(295)

14

14

3218

3918

4618

1634

2334

3034

2634

16

1212

112

112

964

(350)

(350)

(816)

(994)

(1,172)

(425)

(603)

(781)

(679)

(406)

(318)

(40)

(40)

(127)

(437)

1280

16

16

32916

40916

48916

17316

25316

33316

2658

1712

1334

8116

(400)

(400)

(827)

(1,030)

(1,233)

(437)

(640)

(843)

(676)

(445)

(349)

(50)

(50)

(205)

(580)

18

18

3218

4118

5018

17

26

35

2514

1978

16

51516

1572

(450)

(450)

(816)

(1,045)

(1,273)

(432)

(660)

(889)

(641)

(505)

(406)

(50)

(50)

(151)

(713)

20

20

40

50

60

2118

3118

4118

3212

2158

1712

2560

(500)

(500)

(1,016)

(1,270)

(1,524)

(537)

(791)

(1,045)

(826)

(549)

(444)

(50)

(50)

(203)

(1,161)

24

24

4138

5338

6538

2218

3418

4618

3478

2378

1712

71316

3600

(600)

(600)

(1,051)

(1,356)

(1,661)

(562)

(867)

(1,172)

(886)

(606)

(444)

(50)

(50)

(198)

(1,633)

1. Distance required for screen removal.


2. Weight shown for Type 1. For Type 3 and 5 multiply Type 1 weight by 1.1 and 1.2, respectively.
* Dimensions are subject to change. Contact factory for certified drawings when required. Custom dimensions available upon request.

FF SERIES
FABRICATED SUCTION DIFFUSERS
PRESSURE DROP VS FLOW RATE
Water Service, Clean Basket, 1/32" - 1/4" Perforated Screen*
SIZES 10" x 8" - 12" x 12"
(Sizes 10"x 8" - 12"x 12")

PRESSURE DROP (PSID)

10

10
8
x
x
4
2
0
1
1 1
8
x
& 2x 2&
0
1
1
0
1 1
x
x
12
10

0.1
100

1000
FLOW RATE (GPM)

10000

(Sizes
SIZES 14"x
14" x12"
12"--24"x
24" x24")
24"

PRESSURE DROP (PSID)

10

8
2
4
16
x1
x1
x1
0x
24
16
18
2
&
&
& 6
0
2 14 14 16
8 & 18 20
24
x x 8x1 x1 0x 0x 4x2 4x
x1 x
2
1
2
14 14 16 16
18 2 2

0.1
1000

10000
FLOW RATE (GPM)

* For other viscous liquids or mesh liners, contact factory.

40000