|¼"||125#||FNPT||F & E||20 MESH||1/41THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|3/8"||125#||FNPT||F & E||20 MESH||3/81THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|½"||125#||NPT||F & E||20 MESH||1/21THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|¾"||125#||NPT||F & E||20 MESH||3/41THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|1"||125#||NPT||F & E||20 MESH||11THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|1¼"||125#||NPT||F & E||20 MESH||11/41THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|1½"||125#||NPT||F & E||20 MESH||11/21THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|2"||125#||NPT||F & E||20 MESH||21THY-BCM20M34-FTI-F150|
|2½"||125#||NPT||F & E||3/64" PERF.||21/21THY-BC045P34-FTI-F150|
|3"||125#||NPT||F & E||3/64" PERF.||31THY-BC045P34-FTI-F150|
Our cast bronze steel Y strainers for ¼" to 12" size pipelines are listed in the table to the right. The part numbers reflect the standard screen size, we can provide other perforation and mesh retentions for an additional cost.
The other perforation and mesh lined screens include:
1/32", 3/64", 1/16", 1/8", 5/32", 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2"
20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 150, 200, 325 and 400
Usually the underlying substrate for mesh lined screens is 5/32" perforated material to maintain the highest straining ratio possible.
Not all possible perforation and mesh sizes are shown and some retention sizes aren't applicable to certain strainer sizes.
For example, it wouldn't make sense to have a 1/2" Y strainer having a 1/2" perforated screen; nor would it be practical to have a 10" Y strainer with a 325 or 400 mesh lined screen.
You will notice that we offer different "styles" depending upon the pressure class, connection size and type of connection. While they all look and function the same, refer to the outline drawing associated with the desired part number for the complete specifications.
You can calculate the approximate clean differential pressure drop by selecting the strainer connection size, inputting your flow rate (GPM), inputting the specific gravity if other than water (sg of water = 1) and select the viscosity range if other than water (SSU of water = 30). Click "Update" to refresh the data and be sure that the clean differential is ≤2 PSI for the intended basket retention.
Please note that there are two interactive charts covering all three cast bronze Y strainer models. You will notice that some Y strainers, although having the same connection size, have a higher or lower clean differential pressure value. This is a reflection of that particular design and underscores that "not all like size strainers are equivalent".
Please feel free to contact us via phone or email with assistance in selecting the best Y strainer for your application. At that time we can also confirm availability and pricing based upon the screen size desired.
Please know that Y strainers are designed to protect equipment downstream from particulate. The distinction is that the larger open area ratio of basket strainers are designed for continuous removal of particulates.
The differentiation is related to the relatively small surface area available for Y strainers and therefore if misapplied you would need to clean the Y screen much more frequently; perhaps as much as 3 times as often.
You can attach a manual or automated valve to the drain port to enable "blow down" of material retained within the screen. The effectiveness of this "cleaning" depends upon the nature of the retained particulate and whether they are entrained within the screen itself. Therefore such blow-down type applications are best suited for relatively few particles which are hard in nature.
The blow-down aspect of Y strainers was intended for use with steam systems and removal of pipe scale, however some customers do use this approach with water-like fluids with some degree of success.
We do offer a "flushing" version of our simplex strainers; you can learn more about these at our www.automaticstrainers.com website. Our flushing basket strainers combine the larger open area ratio with the ability to "flush" accumulated particulate from the system without physically cleaning the strainer basket.
Cast bronze Y strainers usually ship within 72 hours after receipt of an order. If lead time is critical please contact us and we'll confirm the lead time required.