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The Y strainer, as its name suggests, is a device that removes unwanted solids from the flow.
By using the right filter elements, they can do their job well.
Together with check valves, they are installed upstream and downstream of important equipment, including pumps, instruments, etc., to provide protection. Y strainer is a simple kind of strainer.
Kinvalve Y strainer sometimes refers to be wye strainer or y strainer filter.
Kinvalve Y type strainer is a critical device in many of your fluid control applications which prevents down-stream components from unexpected solids in the process fluid of your application.
While talking about Y strainers, we always share these words with you that strainers are not the flashiest part of the production process but they are an essential component, which is critical to defending your investment downstream of your pipelines.
Select A Strong Y Strainer for Your Application
Kinvalve stainless steel Y strainer is an ideal choice for many industrial applications, especially when you need to consider the corrosive resistance to the flow media. Complete stainless steel structure plus custom filter elements ensure reliability in harsh conditions. Customizable element size helps prevent damage to valves, meters, etc. from rust and dirt, without sacrificing high flow characteristics.
Kinvalve flanged Y strainers are made of stainless steel and carbon steel. All are equipped with a bolted cover flange that utilizes a flat gasket seal. Y strainer available in RF, FF, or RTJ flange faces is in accordance with a full range of standards. Finely machined seats and stainless steel screens as well as large screen area and straining chamber to minimize initial pressure drop and frequency of cleaning.
Kinvalve Y Strainer: A Loyal Defender for Your Application
Kinvalve is a professional y strainer manufacturer and supplier with 18 years of experience. Our Y-type strainer filters are used to physically remove unwanted solids from flowing steam, gases, and liquids to protect your downstream equipment.
In a typical wye type strainer, the key component is a perforated or wire mesh straining screen which can be customized in materials and sizes to suit your specific requirement.
From a simple low pressure cast steel threaded strainer to a large, high pressure special alloy flanged strainer with a screwed-in or bolted cap design, we have the right product for your application.
However, you still need to think carefully about your exact needs before deciding to choose a suitable wye strainer.
These requirements include but are not limited to the media used, medium temperature, pressure ratings, pipe sizes and the size of impurities to be filtered.
Contact us to get in touch and Kinvalve’s engineer team will take care of the rest.
Kinvalve: Your Renowned Strainer Manufacturer and Supplier
Y type filter, as the name implies, is a Y-type device, which can filter, or strain out unexpected solids from steam, gas, or liquid in your pipelines.
The Y shape body offers you better flow characteristics than for example a T-shaped strainer does because the fluid flows through the Y strainer filter with less change of direction.
At Kinvalve, the Y strainer sometimes can be fitted with a blow-off connection. This kind of y strainer is a self-cleaning strainer.
In a self-cleaning Y strainer, usually, a ball valve is installed on the strainer cap. When the valve is open, the impurities and solids trapped inside the screen drain out.
This design benefits that you can clean the screen without shutting off your pipeline or disassembling it.
Another advantage of Y type filter is that it has a flexible installation position, horizontal position and vertical position.
For obvious reasons, the Y strainer mesh must be in the downward direction and position regardless of either two installation positions, so that the impurities and solids trapped can be collected inside.
When we are talking about y strainers with our customers, most of them often consider that installation of a Y Strainer is a kind of consumption, but in our opinion, they are a very valuable investment.
They are the patrons of important downstream equipment. These devices can be an important part of your system, expensive and critical.
A simple, inexpensive well-designed Y type filter can protect them from being damaged by sediment, rust, pipe scale, and other extraneous debris.
As a professional Y strainer manufacturer and supplier with over 18 years of experience, we always recommend you to take a serious attitude on Y strainers where clean fluids are required.
Clean fluid can maximize the reliability of the devices and prolong their service life. These devices include but are not limited to Pumps, Turbines, Spray nozzles, Heat exchangers, Condensers, Steam traps, Meters, and other general devices.
Don’t underestimate a simple Y type strainer. It can guard these components that are the most valuable and important parts of your pipeline.
As it is referred above, the Y strainer filter mesh is very critical for the function to filter the particles in your application. Without proper filter elements, the wye strainer will lose its reason for existence.
In order to find the right Y strainer filter for your application, you must know the basics of mesh and screen sizing.
There are two basic parameters that describe the size of the Y strainer mesh which debris can pass through, micron and mesh size. They look like different units of measurement, but they express the same standard.
A micron is a unit of length used to represent the diameter of a tiny particle. Intuitively, a micrometer is one-thousandth of a millimeter or about a quarter of an inch.
The Y strainer mesh size describes the number of openings in the mesh across one linear inch. As this measurement method indicates, a 10-mesh screen means you’ll find 10 openings across one inch. And so on, a 100-mesh screen means 100 openings per inch.
The more the number of openings in each inch, the smaller the size of impurities that can pass through, and the stronger the filtration capacity.
It’s important to take time to size your y strainer filter mesh correctly. Too big or too small openings will affect your whole system.
Too small openings will increase the pressure drop through it, filter out some extra impurities, increase the system burden and shorten the cleaning interval.
On the contrary, if the openings are too large, it will lead to unexpected bigger particles passing through, affecting the performance and life of downstream equipment, and even damaging the equipment.
At Kinvalve, we can customize the opening from a size 3 mesh screen with 6,730 microns to a size 400 mesh screen with 37 microns to satisfy your application specifications.
Another critical thing you need to check in a wye strainer is the point where the screen or straining element seals to the body.
At Kinvalve, we always pay more attention to the seat. This seat should be finely processed to fit the screen tightly, so no particles can bypass without filtered by the mesh.
As a leading y type strainer manufacturer and supplier, Kinvalve can customize your y strainers with flanged end or threaded end connections available in stainless steel, carbon steel or cast steel bodies.
At Kinvalve, all the Y strainer meshes are made of stainless steel, of course, special alloy steel also is optional as your requirements.
At Kinvalve, the threaded Y strainer is normally up to 4 inches, and the working pressure is mostly lower pressure like 200psi.
For extremely high-pressure applications, you can choose a Y strainer filter with butt weld end connections.
For the flanged Y strainer, we can provide your y strainer with a range from 1/2inch to 12 inches. Flanged y strainers are usually used for higher-pressure applications.
At Kinvalve, flanged Y strainers are designed to ANSI or JIS specifications. The common types of flanges are RF, FF or RTJ faces.
When talking about the carbon steel Y strainers, they are ideal for the application of the oil and petrochemical industry.
Kinvalve carbon steel Y strainers also excel in resistance to mechanical or thermal shock and it‘s important in case of a fire.
Our carbon steel Y strainers are available in forged steel and cast steel design. The forged carbon steel y strainers are used for higher-pressure applications because of their great strength, and they are usually equipped with butt-welded end connections.
Kinvalve cast steel Y strainers feature good pricing with high performance. It’s your cost efficient choice. Cast steel y strainers are available in flanged type and threaded type for lower pressure rating.
At Kinvalve, stainless steel y strainer benefits from the all stainless steel structure, has a strong corrosion resistance, and no contamination. It is ideal for your chemical, food and pharmaceutical applications.
Based on the above reasons, it is not too much to emphasize the role of the Y strainer. As an experienced Y type strainer manufacturer and supplier, we have served hundreds of customers from all over the world in the past 17 years.
Based on our good product quality and after-sales service, we have reasons to believe that we can meet your requirements and special customized services.
When you are specifying or buying a Y-Strainer, price should not be your first consideration. A high quality, well-designed y strainer filter can have almost unlimited service time. Compared with this long period of time, the initial cost is almost negligible.
For more information, please contact us now.
Y-strainer: The Ultimate Buying Guide
Strainers are important when filtering unwanted materials from piping systems.
There are two main types of strainers, basket strainers and Y-strainers.
This guide will focus on Y-strainers, sometimes referred to as ‘Wye’ strainers.
We will walk you through the crucial details you need to know about this type of strainer.
- How Filters Compare To Y-strainer
- Differences Between Y-Strainer Vs Basket Strainer
- Types Of Screens Used In Y-Strainer
- How To Size Y-Strainer Filter Screen
- Effects Of Oversized Y-Strainer Mesh Screen
- Main Components Of Y-Strainer
- Working Principle Of Y-Strainer
- How To Install Y-Strainer
- Y-strainer Installation Position
- Start-Up Procedure of Y-strainer
- The Right Location To Install Y-Strainer
- Advantages Of Y-Strainer Over Other Types Of Strainer
- Types Of Y-Strainer End Connections
- Applications Of Y-Strainer
- Types Of Y-Strainer Body Material
- Important Parameters To Consider When Choosing Y-Strainer
- Assembling And Disassembling Of Y-Strainer
- Seal Materials Options For Y-Strainer
- Y-strainer Cleaning Procedure
- Maintenance Of Y-Strainer
- When To Clean A Y-Strainer
- How Self-Cleaning Y-strainers Work
- Troubleshooting Of Y-strainer
- Factors Affecting Y-strainer Price
- Service Life Of Y-strainer
How Filters Compare To Y-strainer
Filters and Y-strainers have a similar function, to remove particles from gas or liquids.
The two are mainly fixed in a piping system to ensure the quality of product and to protect the equipment from damage.
Generally, the Y-strainer and filters help to improve the efficiency of the piping system.
On the flip side, the two differ in terms of the size of particles they trap.
Filters remove particles less than 40 microns, whereas Y-strainers remove particles greater than 40 microns.
In simple terms, filters can trap particles not visible to the human eye. On the other hand, Y-strainers effectively trap particles that you can see with your bare eyes.
Another difference lies in the pressure drop. Fluids passing through a Y-strainer will not experience a pressure drop unless the strainer needs cleaning or replacement.
Conversely, liquid or gas passing through a filter will experience some level of pressure drop.
Differences Between Y-Strainer Vs Basket Strainer
First, the two differ in terms of their structure and shape. A Y-strainer has a chamber (filter leg) that forms a Y shape. On the other hand, a basket strainer has a vertically oriented chamber.
Also, compared to basket strainers, Y-strainers have a low dirt holding capacity. This makes Y-strainers less ideal for applications that require a large amount of debris collection.
In terms of installation, Y-strainers can be installed either horizontally or vertically. However, basket strainers only permit horizontal installation.
Lastly, basket strainers have less pressure drop compared to Y-strainers. This is because the former has a greater free straining area compared to the latter.
Consequently, the basket strainer is preferred for liquid application.
Types Of Screens Used In Y-Strainer
All strainers, including Y-strainers, use two main types of screens: perforated and Mesh Screen.
As the name suggests, this type of sheet construction involves punching holes on a flat metal sheet. Subsequently, the perforated sheet is rolled and spot weld into a tube.
Generally, the hole sizes range between 0.8 mm – 3.2mm. As such, perforated screens are majorly used in trapping average size pipe debris.
The formation of a mesh screen involves arranging fine wire in a mesh or grid arrangement. Commonly, the mesh is then placed over a perforated screen, which supports the mesh.
Unlike the perforated screen, the mesh screen can have small holes sizes small as 0.07mm. Consequently, this screen type is useful in removing small debris that can pass through the perforated mesh.
How To Size Y-Strainer Filter Screen
The filter screen (in this case, mesh screen) is the most important part of a Y-strainer. Without it, no debris will be trapped. As such, you must have the right filter screen for your Y-strainer.
Importantly, proper sizing of the filter screen will dictate the efficiency of the piping system. For example, a filter screen that is too small (with too many openings) will result in a pressure drop.
Also, a small filter screen will trap even unnecessary debris. This will result in clogging, and in turn, increased maintenance costs.
Conversely, a filter screen that is too large will allow large particles to pass, damaging the downstream equipment.
Before we look at the sizing, let us first define the below key terms:
- Mesh Size – This is the number of openings per linear inch of a mesh.
- Micron – Micrometer or micron is the unit used in measuring small particles. Alternatively, a thousandth of a millimetre is a micron.
Generally, the larger the mesh size, the smaller the size of the particles that can pass through the filter screen.
To better understand the subject of how to size a Y-strainer filter screen, have a look at the table below.
The table is divided according to the mesh size and the size of particles (in microns) it can trap.
|Mesh size||Microns||Particle Size Example|
Apart from using the above table as a guide during the sizing of your filter screen, you can also consider:
- The material that makes up the system.
- The size of the debris you intend to capture
Effects Of Oversized Y-Strainer Mesh Screen
We place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that our clients have the correct mesh screen size. The reason being, a large mesh screen will:
- Permit passage of large particles that can damage your downstream equipment
- Render the strainer inefficient since it won’t be fulfilling its purpose
Main Components Of Y-Strainer
Below are the main parts of a Y-strainer:
The main pipe is where the filter basket is connected. Fluid first enters the inlet of the main pipe before it is redirected into the filter basket.
Filter Leg (Filter Basket/Filter Chamber)
It is where the complete filtration of the fluid takes place. It houses the filter screen.
The gasket helps prevent any leakage when the fluid gets into the filter leg. To perform this function, it is designed to withstand high pressure and temperature.
The filter screen in a Y-strainer is commonly a mesh screen. Depending on the size of the holes, the filter screen traps various debris present in the fluid.
Set Screw/ Bolts
By loosening or tightening the screw, you can be able to either open or tightly seal the components of the filter leg.
It acts as a cover for the components of the filter leg. Also, it holds the set screw.
Working Principle Of Y-Strainer
When the fluid enters the inlet of the Y-strainer, it goes into the filter leg. The filter leg has a filter screen that traps the solid foreign particles (debris).
The now debris-free liquid then exits the filter basket and is discharged from the Y-strainer via the filter outlet. Over time, the debris accumulates, necessitating regular cleaning of the filter basket.
How To Install Y-Strainer
Before installation, ensure that you adhere to the following for the efficiency of your Y-strainer:
- The pressure and temperature ratings of your Y-strainer should correspond to those of your pipeline.
- Check that the construction material of the Y-strainer is chemically compatible with the media flowing in your piping system.
- Ensure that the Y-strainer is free of any defects such as cracks or cuts. Also, ascertain it is leakproof.
- For flange ends, ensure that both the Y-strainer’s and the pipeline’s mating flanges are similar.
- For thread ends, the Y-strainer can have male threading and the pipeline female threading, or vice versa.
- For Y-strainers situated on a pump’s discharge side, it is recommended you install a safety release valve between the pump and the Y-strainer.
- Lastly, ensure both the pipeline and the Y-strainer are clean before commencing the installation.
After adhering with the above, you can then commence with the installation process:
- The installation of the Y-strainer should be immediately before the equipment being protected. For example, in the case of pump protection, the Y-strainer is placed at the pump’s suction end.
- Additionally, you can install a blow-down valve and a differential pressure gauge together with the Y-strainer for increased efficiency.
- Support the inlet and the outlet of the pipeline before you start fixing the Y-strainer.
- During installation, ensure that the blow-off or drain is situated at the lowest point. This will allow for easy maintenance.
- Importantly, ensure that the direction arrow in the body of the Y-strainer corresponds to the direct flow of the pipeline’s media.
- Also, there should be enough space on the side of the filter basket to facilitate easy screen removal and cleaning.
- Lastly, you can use sealants or tapes to ensure the Y-strainer remains leakproof.
Y-strainer Installation Position
One of the perks of a Y-strainer is that it can be installed in two positions, vertically or horizontally. Also, the filter leg can be aligned horizontally or vertically, depending on the application.
For example, in gas or horizontal piping, the filter leg should be in a horizontal plane. This helps prevent media collection in the filter leg, which may result in corrosion.
Conversely, in liquid applications, the filter leg should face vertically downwards. This helps ensure that the removed debris is not drawn back into the media.
Start-Up Procedure of Y-strainer
Up to this stage, you have now installed your Y-strainer. Now let’s consider how to start up your newly installed Y-strainer.
- If you installed a blow-down valve, you could open it to remove any air from the Y-strainer.
- Importantly, emphasis is put on the gradual starting of the system after installing the Y-strainer. This helps prevent damaging or displacement of the Y-strainer.
- First, open the outlet valve near the strainer’s outlet. Then, gradually open the inlet valve, starting with around 25% of normal flow.
- Moving on, you should gradually continue to open the inlet valve until you achieve your desired flow.
- Finally, once the air has been fully released, and the fluid starts to flow, promptly close the blow-down valve (if installed).
The Right Location To Install Y-Strainer
Usually, the Y-strainer is installed immediately before the equipment meant to be protected. For example, if the installation aims to protect a pump, the Y-strainer will be situated at the suction end of the pump.
Such installation, or location, will ensure the foreign solid particles are trapped before getting to the equipment.
Advantages Of Y-Strainer Over Other Types Of Strainer
The main benefits the Y-strainers have over the other types of strainers (especially basket strainers) include:
Both vertical and horizontal installation. This makes the Y-strainers more versatile and easier to install.
- Compared to basket strainers, they can withstand higher pressure
- Their compact design and structure make them less expensive.
- Also, Y-strainers allow for cleaning without the need for system shutdown.
- Additionally, the size of the Y-strainer can be easily reduced to cut on the initial cost of purchase.
- Lastly, our Y-strainers can be promptly customized depending on your need.
Types Of Y-Strainer End Connections
Y-strainers have three main end connections; threaded, flanged, and weld connections.
This is the main type of connection employed by many Y-strainers, mostly for large pipe diameters. Also, they are easy to use and permit fast installation.
Flanged End Connection Y Strainer
They are ideal for systems requiring tight connections or are transporting hazardous or corrosive media. However, flanges are not ideal for high-temperature conditions, i.e. temperatures that exceed 360o.
Importantly, the mating flanges of the pipe and the Y-strainer should be similar for efficient connection.
Once put in place, the flange ends of the pipe and the Y-strainer are secured using several bolts. This ensures that the connection is tightly sealed.
There are two main types of flanges, raised face and flat face flanges. With regard to joints, flanges can either have ring type joints (male or female) or groove and tongue joints.
Notably, Y-strainer flanges should comply with ANSI standards.
Ultimately, the threaded connection is the oldest connection type used in piping. They are commonly used for small diameter Y-strainers.
Compared to the flanged connection, Y-strainers with the threaded connection have a lower pressure rating. Fixing a Y-strainer with a threaded end is as easy as screwing a bolt into a nut.
The usage of threaded Y-strainer is mostly in low cost and noncritical applications. Such uses include domestic water systems, fire protection mechanisms, and water cooling systems in industries.
The welded connections can be subdivided into two types:
- Socket Weld Connection – Under this connection type, the pipe is inserted into either the inlet or the outlet of the Y –strainer. The two are then welded together.
For this to be possible, the pipe’s diameter should be smaller than that of the Y-strainer.
- Butt Weld Connection – In this type, both the pipe’s and the strainer’s diameter are similar. The endings of the two are then merged and welded.
They are a stronger connection alternative compared to other connection types
Importantly, a welded connection should be used where there is no evident need for frequent dismantling.
Applications Of Y-Strainer
Y-strainers have the below common applications:
- Liquid Applications – To remove solid particles such as gravel and sand.
- Steam Applications – The high-pressure tolerance of most Y-strainers make them ideal to be used in steam applications.
- Air And Natural Gas Applications – Provided the filter screen is properly sized to reduce pressure drop, Y –strainers are efficient in this application.
- Petrochemical And Oil Industry – The ideal Y-strainers for this application are the carbon steel Y-strainers. This is because they have high resistance to thermal or mechanical shock.
Types Of Y-Strainer Body Material
Materials used in the construction of a Y-strainer’s body do vary. This is aimed at making the Y-strainer ideal for various conditions.
Below are some common materials used.
Since carbon steel is strong, Y-strainers that need high thermal and mechanical resistance are made from it. Primarily, carbon steel Y-strainers are used in the oil and petrochemical industry.
The application of stainless steel Y-strainers is typically in the food, drink, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. This is because stainless steel is less prone to contamination and has high corrosion resistance.
For Y-strainers designed for low pressure and temperature conditions, cast irons are commonly used. It is the most common material used for strainer’s body construction.
This is the common body material for Y-strainers used in saline or seawater applications. Compared to other options, it is relatively expensive.
Unlike bronze, brass is a more affordable Y-strainer body construction material. It is mostly used for Y-strainers intended for upstream applications to protect pumps, control valves and regulators.
CPVC And PVC
Both Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) are considered versatile materials in constructing a Y-strainer’s body. The two have high excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.
Also, they have high pressure and temperature tolerance. However, CPVC is slightly superior to PVC.
For example, CPVC has a temperature tolerance of about 94oC, while PVC has a temperature tolerance of around 60oC.
Important Parameters To Consider When Choosing Y-Strainer
Having the right Y-strainer is key to ensuring it is efficient. You should ensure the following when selecting a Y-strainer.
- Temperature and pressure rating of the Y-strainer. This should coincide with the existing pressure and temperature in the piping system.
- Construction material of the Y-strainer. It should not be chemically reactive with the media being transmitted in the piping system.
- Target solid particles to be trapped. This will help you choose the correct filter screen to be fixed in the Y-strainer.
- Pipe sizing, which will directly affect the size of the Y-strainer you will choose.
- Also, consider the debris concentration of the media. Debris concentration will help you know what filter leg size will be ideal.
- Additionally, the type of media will determine the type of Y-strainer you choose (based on the construction material).
- Lastly, consider some general parameters such as flow rate, pressure drop, condensation and throttling.
Assembling And Disassembling Of Y-Strainer
You will frequently need to disassemble your Y-strainer to clean the strainer back and assemble it back once done.
Below is a general disassembly procedure that will guide you:
- First, you will need to clean the cover plate of the strainer basket.
- Next is removing the bolts and the washers that hold the cover plate.
- Lastly, you move on to removing the cover plate and the O-ring.
To assemble back the Y-strainer, you follow the disassembly procedure in reverse.
Seal Materials Options For Y-Strainer
The main seal materials option for Y-strainers are:
- PTFE Seal – Which is the most common and ideal for both high and low temperatures.
- Fluoro Rubber Seal – Commonly referred to as FPM, FKM or Vitron®.
- EPDM Seal – It is similar to fluoro rubber, only that it has a different temperature range and chemical resistance.
Y-strainer Cleaning Procedure
There are two major cleaning methods used in Y-strainers
This is a rather easy cleaning method and does not require you to shut down the system. Preferably, you should commence blow-down cleaning when the pressure differential is between 5 to 10 psi.
All you need to do is to open the blow-down valve and allow the debris to come out. You will then close the valve when the pressure differential returns to normal.
If the pressure differential does not return to normal after blow-down cleaning, it implies you need to initiate the second cleaning option.
Screen Removal And Cleaning (Or Replacement)
This is the other cleaning alternative if the blow-down cleaning is not efficient. It involves the following steps.
- Closing the inlet and outlet valves to isolate the strainer.
- Reliving pressure by opening the blow-down valve or any other vent.
- Removing the cover plate or cap.
- Removing the screen and cleaning it immediately to prevent debris from hardening.
You can use high pressure water or air when cleaning perforated screens.
However, for mesh screens that is not advisable as it may cause the mesh to tear. Instead, you should use solvents to clean the mesh screens.
- Inspection of the screen and gasket cover for any damage. Any noticeable damage prompts immediate replacement.
- You will then return the cleaned or new screen to the former position. Position it squarely on the screen seat.
- Lastly, return the gasket cover and cap tightly. You will then close the blow-down valve.
Maintenance Of Y-Strainer
The maintenance of a Y-strainer involves three major practices:
- Blow-down cleaning
- Screen Removal and Cleaning (or Replacement)
- Regular checking of any leaks
When To Clean A Y-Strainer
You can know when to clean your Y-strainer by keeping tabs on the pressure drop.
As the filter screen traps debris continuously, it becomes blocked, resulting in a pressure drop. Notably, when the pressure differential gets to around 5 to 6 psi, it is time to clean your Y-strainer.
Importantly, do not let the pressure drop to exceed 10 psi. A high-pressure drop will drastically affect the performance of the entire system.
How Self-Cleaning Y-strainers Work
Self-cleaning Y-strainers enable the accumulated debris to be removed without shutting down the system. Usually, they can either be mechanical or automatic.
Mechanical Self-cleaning Y-strainers
These types of Y-strainer have a brush or a scraper that dislodges debris trapped on the screen. The debris then falls into a collection area situated at the bottom of the strainer.
Automatic (Backwashing) Self –cleaning Y-Strainers
As the name suggests, these automatic self-cleaning strainers clean the screen through a backwash cycle.
The fluid moves in a reverse direction to dislodge any particles on the filter screen. This is made possible by a set of valves that can alter the direction of the fluid.
Automatic Self-Cleaning Y Strainer
Note: Apart from the above types, a Y-strainer can be uniquely designed by the manufacturer to self-clean. Examples include the incorporation of knives and metal discs in the strainer to aid in the cleaning process.
Troubleshooting Of Y-strainer
The table below will guide you when troubleshooting a Y-strainer:
|Pressure Drop||v The filter screen is clogged||v Clean or replace the filter screen|
|Low flow||v Filter screen clogged|
v Piping clogged
|v Check both the piping system and the strainer and clean if necessary.|
|Leakage||v The filter basket is full|
v The filter screen is clogged
v Worn out seals
|v Replace or clean both the filter basket and filter screen.|
v Check and replace the seals if necessary
|Broken flange||v Over tightened bolts|
v Poor alignment of mating ends
|v Re-align the piping and the strainer.|
v Repair or replace the damaged strainer or piping end.
Factors Affecting Y-strainer Price
The prices of a Y-strainer vary mostly depending on:
- Material – For example, a bronze Y-strainer is more expensive than a brass Y-strainer of the same type.
- Size – It is a rule of thumb that the larger the equipment, the more costly it is.
- Quality – Y-strainers can be made from the same material but differ in price. This is because one is made of, for example, superior brass compared to the other.
Service Life Of Y-strainer
The life span of a Y-strainer entirely depends on the selection and the maintenance. Choosing the wrong Y strainer will result in shorter service life.
Also, lack of maintenance and regular cleaning will damage the Y-strainer.
Depending on your unique requirements and specifications, we design and manufacture a range of y strainers for your applications.
Contact Kinvalve today for all your y strainers needs.