When defueling aircraft, the safest method is to use an eductor. This device generates flow and a mild vacuum. This allows the truck to defuel aircraft at a controlled rate and a controlled vacuum, to protect the aircraft. Excess vacuum can cause damage to the aircraft fuel tanks, which are often part of the wing. The primary adjustment is made by controlling the pump speed on the refueler.
The TL-8856 eductor is designed to match or exceed the performance of other eductors on the market and do so with one less gasket and a lower price. Our eductor is rated up to 280 gpm. In addition, it is cast of 356-T6 aluminum, 100% made in the USA.
3” x 3” x 2” IPS