One of the vital components of a pipeline system are strainers. They are crucial to a pipeline because they are the ones that protect other components from potential damage caused by dirt, debris and other particles. When a start up takes place, strainers are installed upstream to protect the pumps and valves from construction debris or other material deposits. A flanged y strainer is a permanent type of strainer used to protect pumps, valves, meters and other pipeline components.
Y-type strainers are named after their shape and they are normally used for coarse filtration. They improve the clearance in the medium, and prolongs the life of valves; protect expensive pumps, meters and other pipeline components. They are also suitable for water, Air, Gas, petroleum, steam and other fluids.
A flanged y strainer can be installed on both vertical and horizontal position, allowing the strainer screen to collect material in the strainer at the lowest point of the screen. Strainer manufacturers can fabricate this type strainer depending on client’s required specifications. To make sure that the product is perfectly suitable to the application and pipeline it will be installed.
Factors that Affects the Fabrication of a Flanged Y Strainer
There are several factors that affect the fabrication Y-type strainers according to the clients needs. To get to know these factors, you can refer on the list below.
- Material - The first factor is the type of material to be used in making the strainer. This will determine the durability of the strainer as well as the efficiency. Keep in mind that there are certain materials that works well on given situation. So, picking the right material is crucial.
- Size - Y-type strainers can be ordered on standard sizes. However, they can also be ordered on a specific size that will fit the pipeline requirement. The best thing to do is to identify the right size of the strainer before purchasing.
- Perforation Size - The size of the perforation on the strainer is the last factor that affects the fabrication of Y-type strainers. The right size of perforation will determine how effective is the strainer when it comes to filtering debris.
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