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1. (WO2018127579) A SUBMERSIBLE MACHINE GUIDE ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127579    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050311
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 09 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: F04D 29/60
B01F 7/00
E21B 41/10
Applicants: XYLEM IP MANAGEMENT S.À R.L.
Inventors: OWESSON, Håkan
KELES, Nermin
Title: A SUBMERSIBLE MACHINE GUIDE ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
The invention relates to a submersible machine guide assembly suitable for guiding a submersible machine (1) from an upper position towards an operative position, the guide assembly comprising a top mount (11) configured to be arranged at the upper region of the tank (2), a supporting member (12) configured to be arranged in the tank (2), two guide wires (13) running along each other in the vertical direction of the tank (2), wherein each of said guide wires (13) is connected to the top mount (11) at a first end and is connected to a seat (20) of the supporting member (12) at a second end, a runner (14) that is displaceable along said guide wires (13), the runner (14) comprising two guide members (25) that engage the guide wires (13) and that are connected to each other at the lower ends thereof, wherein the lower end of each guide member (25) is configured to engage the corresponding seat (20) of the supporting member (12) when the runner (14) is in the operative position, and a sliding bracket (15) configured to be connected to the submersible machine (1) and configured to engage the runner (14). The guide assembly is characterized in that the guide members (25) are connected to each other at the upper ends thereof, and in that the sliding bracket (15) is displaceable along the guide members (25) of the runner (14) when the runner (14) is located in the operative position.