The Hydrasearch single probe fueling station is used to receive fuel from ships equipped with the single or double probe.
The single probe receiver is used to receive fuel from ships equipped with either the single or double probe senders. The single probe receiver has internal tapering surfaces which provide a self-aligning feature for proper engagement of the probe. Two spring loaded flags provide visual indication of proper engagement of the probe and the receiver. The end of the receiver is configured to connect to one end of the probe receiver hose and pads are provided for attachment to the swivel arm.
Rebuild kits and spare parts kits are available upon request.
The double probe receiver assembly is used to receive fuel from ships equipped with either the single or double probe senders. It is comprised of two receiver assemblies, a swivel arm assembly, a base plate assembly and an inhaul block assembly. The receiver assemblies are functionally the same as the single probe receiver but contain surfaces for bolting the units together. The double probe receiver assembly is available in three configurations, left hand type "A", right hand type "B", and left hand & right hand type "C". The configuration is determined by the discharge side when looking inboard into the receiver.
The cover for the single probe receiver is an aluminum plate hinged on one end that is mounted to the side of the ship. It is used to secure the single probe receiver in a stowed position and to prevent moisture or impurities from entering the fuel system.
The cover for the double probe receiver is a canvas bag designed to fit over the bellmouths of the double receiver. It prevents moisture or impurities from entering the fuel system.
The single probe receiver swivel arm provides a means of attaching the probe receiver to the swivel joint.
The single probe receiver swivel joint assembly consists of a swivel joint, a conventional link adapter, and an inhaul padeye. In conjunction with the swivel arm, it is required as the means of attaching the single probe receiver to a ship's supporting structure. The swivel joint and inhaul padeye are attached to the ship’s supporting structure by welding, bolting or riveting. The swivel joint assembly may also be used with other fueling at sea systems by using the conventional link adapter.