A strainer plays an essential role in piping systems to protect them from potential damage from dirt and other particles that may be carried with the process fluid.
Strainers may be placed upstream of pumps to protect them from construction debris that may have been left in the pipe when the system starts up and at the time of flushing. Permanent Strainers may be installed upstream of control valves, traps, and instruments to protect them from corrosion.
Y-Type Strainer is used to remove foreign material from pipelines and provides protection for pumps, meters, valves, and other similar mechanical equipment, which is called as Strainer. “Y” Type Strainers are named after their shape and normally used for coarse filtration. But with large filtration area can be used with fine mesh also. One can know more about Mueller Strainer via http://www.asia-pacifics.com/products_brand/Mueller%20Steam%20Specialty.
The Strainer improves the clearance in the medium, and prolongs the life of valves; protect expensive pumps, meters, and other equipment. It is suitable for water, Air, Gas, petroleum, steam and other fluids.
A Y-strainer can be installed in either in a horizontal or vertical position (Downward flow) with the screen element pointing downward. This allows the strainer screen to collect material in the strainer at the lowest point of the screen.
Strainers do not necessarily remove only dirt. They take out material which is not wanted in the fluid and this can sometimes be a valuable product which may be saved. Basket strainers are designed for installation in horizontal lines. They are commonly used for liquids. Take a look at different types of Mueller Strainer through http://www.asia-pacifics.com/products_list/12.
Basket Strainers are generally used where high flow capacity is required. Basket Strainers are also available in a duplex style which consists of two parallel basket Strainers and diverting valves, which permit diversion of the flow through one of the Strainer elements while the other element is being a serviced-an essential feature where flow cannot be interrupted.