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Eaton Baggage-Free Basket Strainers Make Perfect Landing at JFK

Background Located on Jamaica Bay in the southeastern section of Queens County, N.Y., John F. Kennedy International Airport has more than 30 miles of runway surface and occupies some 4,930 acres of land. Better known as JFK, the airport has seven operating airplane terminals and roughly 125 aircraft gates. More than 90 airlines operate out [...]

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Eaton Introduces New High Flow Mechanically Cleaned Strainer

Eaton’s newly launched High Flow Mechanically Cleaned Strainer is engineered specifically to help conserve valuable process water while protecting costly equipment from debris. This new strainer design affords minimal purge volumes, allowing you to save on the cost of chemical treatments and heating energy. Featuring fast cleaning magnetically coupled actuation, our patented design offers an [...]

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Pipeline Basket Strainer Precaution: Pressure Differential

While pipeline strainers are deigned to withstand pressures far in excess of their rated maximum operating pressures, this is not true of pipeline strainer baskets. Very few strainer baskets will stand high pressure differentials through them. In a pipeline basket strainer rated at 150 psi, for example, if used with a line pressure of 150 [...]

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Basket Strainer Help – What Size Mesh Lining To Use?

The question of which mesh lining size to use comes up regularly. Here the basic rule is to use the coarsest mesh which will strain out the product to be removed. Using a finer mesh than needed will only result in premature clogging. When in doubt about which of two mesh sizes to use, it [...]

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When to Clean Strainer Baskets

Strainer baskets should be cleaned on a regular basis, not when they become clogged, to insure that they are not damaged by too high a differential pressure. Another reason for frequent cleaning is a phenomenon known as “runaway buildup”. As dirt in a strainer basket accumulates and as the mesh or perforations plug up, pressure [...]

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Magnetic Inserts for Strainer Baskets

An interesting accessory for a strainer basket is a magnet insert. In liquid pipeline systems where there is wear of iron or steel parts against each other there are often microscopic iron or steel particles present in the fluid. This happens in cooling or lubricating lines to bearings, in oil passing through gear boxes, and [...]

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Introduction to Basket Strainers

How Basket Strainers Can Improve a Process The problem of unwanted material in pipelines is a never ending one. Whether the flowing material like seawater, oil, paint or a variety of food or chemical products, there is often something present that can cause trouble. Dirt, foreign matter, or even clumps of the product itself can [...]

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Y-Strainer Guide Before Buying a Strainer – Part 6

When buying a Y-strainer, price, which is often the prime consideration, should be the least. A well made and properly designed Y-strainer will last almost indefinitely. Its first cost is therefore not the important compared to other features when spread out over a service life of many years. Is the screen area large enough to [...]

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Y-Strainer Guide to Piping Connections – Part 5

Y- strainers are available in a wide variety of end types. iron and bronze are almost always supplied with threaded or flanged end connections. Carbon steel and stainless are also furnished in these end connection types. In all cases, flanges are designed to ANSI specifications. Special flanges such as ring joint type and others are [...]

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Y-Strainer Guide to Strainer Screens – Part 4

The screen, of course, is the heart of the Y-strainer and the point where the dirt or unwanted material is trapped. In the case of small sizes (up to 2 inches), a cylindrical wire mesh screen is generally satisfactory if pressure is not too high.  For larger sizes, a simple wire mesh cylinder does not [...]

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