How The Suction/Mixing Tee Works:
Heating by Direct Steam Injection:
The Suction Tee must be completely submerged in the liquid being heated. A low pressure condition is created inside the Suction Tee body when steam enters the primary inlet side of the Suction Tee. This causes the liquid inside the tank to circulate through the suction tee. Then intermix with the steam, causing the liquid to be heated.
A low pressure region is created inside the Suction Tee body when liquid is pumped through the primary inlet of a Suction Tee. The liquid inside the tank will circulate through the secondary inlet of the Suction Tee when submerged. This causes a mixing action to occur. An alternate method when mixing two different liquids is to pump one liquid through the primary inlet and the other liquid through the secondary inlet of the Suction Tee.
A tank or reservoir of liquid can be aerated by connecting the secondary inlet of the Suction Tee to an air or gas line under pressure while pumping liquid through the primary inlet.