Basket type Strainer

We are the manufacturer and supplier of Basket Type Strainer a precisely designed that uses a mesh screen to meet the specific requirements of removing foreign particles in a horizontal pipeline. These particles are then removed from the strainer and do not make their way into downstream equipment such as pumps, valves and traps. Read the following to learn more about basket strainers, how they work and how to choose the best strainer for your application.

Basket Strainers Work: Basket strainers are installed to protect the equipment from damage caused by unwanted debris in the pipeline. Unwanted debris can be dirt or other foreign particles that enter the process fluid. Typically, basket strainers are installed in horizontal pipelines and in situations where high flow capacity is required. These strainers are installed in the flow of equipment such as pumps, control valves and traps, which prevent potentially corrosive or harmful debris from coming off the line. These can be installed alone or in a series to increase filtration.

Mesh Sizing: Each strainer is designed with a mesh lined basket to filter and collect unwanted debris. The size of the mesh should be selected based on the size of the work, not the size of the system. Selecting a mesh with very small openings can lead to more frequent stuck lines, while a mesh with significantly larger openings can cause more unwanted debris to flow through pipelines and equipment. Ideally, then, you want to choose a mesh where the hole is slightly smaller than the smallest particle that you need to filter.Mesh size is measured by the number of openings in one linear inch of screen. For instance, a 16-mesh screen would have 16 openings per inch, while a 100-mesh screen would have 100 openings. Therefore, higher numbers are able to compress smaller particles with finer weaving. Baskets are usually made of stainless steel for quality and durability.

Selecting the Right Basket Strainer: A separate basket strainer may be required for each application. Consider the unique functions of your pipeline before deciding on a strainer. Important factors include the pressure and temperature requirements of your line, the type of fluid flow (corrosive, abrasive, etc.), the size of the debris, and the frequency of cleaning and maintenance. You can also consider a duplex style basket strainer, which is fed by diverting the valve to hold two strainer baskets. This system allows one basket to be cleaned and served while the other maintains flow.

Maintain Basket Strainers: Unlike filters that need to be replaced periodically, basket strainers can be used continuously, as long as they are clean and properly maintained. In high flow systems, maintaining pressure is the key to a functioning pipeline. Installing pressure gauges on either side of the basket filter can alert you to potential clogs in the line. Increasing the pressure on the strainer will indicate that the strainer needs to be removed and cleaned. Failure to maintain the strainer can result in severe fatigue, requiring a strainer replacement, so be sure to monitor the pressure closely.

Regardless of the pressure readings, regular cleaning is recommended to ensure the longevity of the strainer. It is important to note that before you remove and clean a basket strainer, you must frustrate the line, as servicing a strained strainer can result in personal injury or damage to equipment. Once removed, flush the strainer and soak in a cleaning solution. Brush as needed and do not allow debris to harden on the mesh. To avoid a complete system shutdown, you may want to have extra screens on hand for cleaning.

Using Basket Strainers: Installing a basket strainer in a pipeline system ensures that the equipment is protected from flowing unwanted and potentially harmful debris. Choose a mesh size slightly smaller than the particles you want to filter, to make sure no foreign particles are stuck in the basket. You may also want to consider other factors such as the temperature and pressure requirements and the types of liquids or gases going through the basket strainer. Be sure to maintain your basket strainer by periodically checking the pressure and setting regular cleaning times. This small investment will have a lasting impact on downstream equipment.

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