When Is a Basket Strainer the Best Solution for Your Operation?

It is a fact that many industrial processes and manufacturing environments need some kind of strainer or filtration solution. If you need to optimise the straining of certain materials in order to produce a great product, you clearly need to find a highly effective method of doing this. New technologies enter the market all the time, and these technological advancements create an environment where strainers and filtration solutions are becoming more advanced and prevalent throughout the industry. In order to remain ahead of the curve, you need to find the best solution for your particular operation. The fact is that there are so many strainers on the market today that it takes some expertise to find the one that will work best in your operation.

The main objective of a basket strainer (or any other kind of strainer) is to trap solids from a liquid flow. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they all have their own individual functions in different situations. Often, a strainer is needed to trap solids in a liquid stream in order to avoid damage to components further along the flow line, such as pumps and meters. You do, however, need to be very accurate when it comes to your choice of strainer. One of the most important factors is the size of the solid particles that need to be removed from the flowing material, the pressure of said flow, and the amount of solids having to be strained out. Strainers tend to filter out bigger particles, whereas filters are used to capture minuscule solid particles.

There are a few strainers being used in the industry today, and these include the following:

Basket strainer: These are considered the most hard-working strainers on the market today. They can be created and designed to meet different requirements in most industries. The strainers are usually made with metal screens of various sizes (a bit like a tea strainer) and can be adapted to the type of solids that must be removed from the stream. They are relatively cost effective and highly efficient when designed and applied correctly.

Y strainer: This is considered a very practical solution for most industries because of its adaptability, low maintenance, and a wide range of construction methods. Like a basket strainer, they can also be custom designed for particular operations and functions.

If you are curious to learn more about whether a basket strainer, filter, or Y-strainer would be best for your business, give our team at Flow Clear Filtration a call. We can even custom build strainers and filters for you.