In addition, Y-Strainer (Wye-strainers) are typically used in applications where the amount of solids to be removed is small, and where frequent clean-out is not required. While they are most often installed in gaseous services such as steam, air, nitrogen, natural gas, etc.
Also, the compact, cylindrical shape of the Y-strainer is very strong and can readily accommodate the high pressures that are common in this type of service. Above all, pressures up to 6000 psi are not unusual.
Furthermore, when steam is being handled, high temperature can be an additional complicating factor. Also, a steam pressure of 1500 psi will often be found at temperatures of 1000°F.
Also, a Y-strainer has the advantage of being able to be installed in either a horizontal or vertical position. Finally, however, in both cases, the screening element or “leg” must be on the “downside” of the strainer body so the entrapped solids can be properly collected and held for disposal.
In addition, the heavy-duty Model Y Strainers are furnished with high quality stainless steel screens that are carefully fabricated to fit the strainer body perfectly. In conclusion, this, coupled with the precision machined screen seat on the body of the strainer, protects against any bypass.
- Heavy Duty Construction
- Compact design
- Bolted or threaded covers
- Standard stainless steel screens
- Suitable for liquid, gas or steam
- Synthetic fiber gaskets
- Monel screens
- Perforated stainless steel screens – 1/32” to ½”
- 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 150, 200, 325 and 400 mesh stainless steel screens
- Available sizes 1/2″ – 4″
- Class 150, 300, 600, >600
- Body and Mesh
- Stainless steel mesh varies in size
- Cast Iron: Wafer, flanged or NPT
- 304/316SS: Sanitary, flanged or NPT
- Face to face dimensions: ANSI B16.10
- Flange dimensions: ANSI B16.5 150
- API 598 test standard