Installing Y strainers in systems

Stainless steel Y strainer for correctly filtering the fluid that enters an industrial plant

Knowing how a Y strainer works is important for installing it correctly in an industrial plant. One of the main components for its operation is gravity, which defines the manner in which it can be fitted. It is, in fact, essential to make sure that the cleaning flange is always turned downwards, so that the impurities deposit on it and do not return to the system before being eliminated.
In addition, Y strainers have a working direction: the fluid passes from the inside of the mesh screen to the outside, filtering only the particles that are larger than the grain size of the mesh. Clearly, the smaller the grain size the greater the filtering benefits, but the greater the load loss, too.
To easily clean the Y strainer, a shutter is normally installed upstream and downstream of it. When cleaning, these shutters are closed to permit operations without having to empty the plant. The two shutters can be normal full flow ball shutters.
Our Y strainers are made of stainless steel, so they can be used in difficult environments.