A sump is a reservoir where the aquarium system water is collected. One sump can service any number of aquariums. A sump can be located almost anywhere but typically is gravity fed by water coming from the aquarium(s) and consequently must be lower than the drain in the aquarium(s). All our cold water systems use insulated sumps.
The bottom of the engine case where the oil pools and gets sucked up into the oil pump. Some will add "deep sumps" to the bottom of the engine to increase oil capacity for hard driving that way the oil won't slosh away from the pick-up tube and there is always sufficient oil ready.
Generally a smaller tank that sits below your main tank. An overflow allows water to flow into the smaller tank where you can store all your water handling equipment, ie heater, filter, etc. and a pump returns water to your main tank.
A collection container mainly used in marine tanks. As the water leaves the tank, it is delivered via gravity to a sump, which is often nothing more than a small aquarium. From there, it is pumped through the filtration system and delivered back to the aquarium.
A water reservoir below a tank (usually a marine aquarium) through which water is circulated by means of gravity and a pump. The sump can be used to house filters, heaters, and other equipment to keep them out of sight. In addition, it increases the total water volume of the aquarium system and thus helps to stabilize it. Some maintenance tasks can be performed in the sump, reducing the need to disturb the main tank and its inhabitants.
a pit or a pool in which water collects. In a cave, a sump may simply be a water-filled low place in an otherwise dry passageway, a small, temporary obstacle which provides an invigorating plunge or ear-dipper for wet-suit clad explorers. Or it may indicate that the remainder of the cave beyond that point can only be explored by scuba-equipped cave divers. The extent of the sump must be successfully determined before further exploration can continue.
A water reservoir which is at a lower level than that of the tank. Gravity is used to cause water to drain from the main tank to the sump. A pump is used to move water from the sump back to the tank. This creates a continuous flow where all water in the system passes through the sump. And then you can fit the sump with a filter or have the sump run to a filter.
Collecting area of a housing located downstream from the coalescer elements, in which coalesced droplets of the dispersed phase are deposited; also called water leg. May also be used to collect solids in applications where gross solids are present in a stream; also called mud sump.
The bottom portion of the engine which houses the crank case. Towards the top, the cylinder extends from it. Recessed area in the bottom of the fuel tank to improve consistancy of fuel flow when the fuel level is low.
ponded water which completely blocks a passage for those of us who enjoy breathing air freely. A terminal sump usually means that it cannot be by-passed. An intermittent sump may be passable during a drought. Sumps are constantly sought by an intelligent but misguided lot of cave divers.