Y-strainers are devices for mechanically removing unwanted solids from liquid, gas or steam lines by means of a perforated or wire mesh straining element. They are used in pipelines to protect pumps, meters, control valves, steam traps, regulators and other process equipment. Y-strainers are very cost effective straining solutions in many ways than one. The strainer screen is manually cleaned by shutting down the line and removing the strainer cap. For applications with heavier load, Y-strainers can be fitted with a “blow off” connection that permits the screen to be cleared without removing it from the strainer body.
Screen and Filtertech only supply the strainers and not the strainer housings