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Title: System for removing liquid waste from a tank

A tank especially suited for nuclear applications is disclosed. The tank comprises a tank shell for protectively surrounding the liquid contained therein; an inlet positioned on the tank for passing a liquid into the tank; a sump positioned in an interior portion of the tank for forming a reservoir of the liquid; a sloped incline for resting the tank thereon and for creating a natural flow of the liquid toward the sump; a pump disposed adjacent the tank for pumping the liquid; and a pipe attached to the pump and extending into the sump for passing the liquid therethrough. The pump pumps the liquid in the sump through the pipe and into the pump for discharging the liquid out of the tank.
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Penn Hills, PA)
  2. (N. Versailles Township, Allegheny County, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) OAK
Patent Number(s):
US 5307389
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Westinghouse Electric Corp
Country of Publication:
United States
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