"Y" Type Strainer

These types of strainers are named after their shape and normally used for course filtration. But with large filtration area can be used with fine mesh also. Body of Y strainer is normally of cast iron or cast steel in various grades with flanged and socket weld type end connection. Fabricated Y strainers are also available. Tee strainer is fabricated from pipes & plates or standard equal tee & flange. Filter elements are made of stainless steel perforated sheet or wire mesh supported by perforated sheet. In tee type strainer many times a structural skeleton made of flats and round bar is used to support the wire mesh. Conical strainer installed in housing is generally used on suction side & named as suction strainers also. Low pressure drop, compact size, robust design and ease of maintenance are some special features of these type strainers.