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Y Strainer (Wye Strainer)
Our YS-10-S Stainless Steel Inline Y Strainers are available in ½” all the way up to 2”. These strainers come standard with the 80 Mesh Filters. 50 mesh and 150 mesh replacement filters are available for finer or less fine applications.
These strainers are made with quality 304 Stainless Steel and Stainless-Steel components. The bonnet or drain plug meets the body at a PTFE gasket or end seal. This drain plug can be removed for cleaning and maintenance or replaced with a blow off valve to enable cleaning in place. Y-Strainers, sometimes referred to as Wye Filters or Wye Strainers, are a simple yet extremely important piece of filtration equipment for any application.
Strainers are used to remove particles from media. Like a filter they have specified micron sizes to remove particles but unlike a filter, the wye strainer is reusable. This allows these metal mesh inserts to be cleaned and reused rather than replaced.
Y-Strainers must be installed with the screen in a downward position. This allows debris to get trapped in the collection chamber. If your application cannot shut down for maintenance on these strainers, blow down valves can be added to flush out the strainer without having to disassemble them.
Extend Valve Life
Due to the nature of solenoid valves, it is especially important to filter out particulates before they can enter the valve, potentially causing damage to the internal components. Solenoid Valves rely on small weep holes to operate properly. Dirt and debris can clog the sweep hole, requiring maintenance and cleaning to return the valve to working order. Installing a strainer inline with your valve is a terrific way to ensure your valve will continue to work as needed. In short, it is much simpler to remove a strainer mesh than a valve, or pump.
Y-strainers are inexpensive solutions to easily prevent potentially expensive issues. By mechanically removing solids from your media before they enter your equipment, you are both protecting the equipment from physical damage and saving time down the road on labor and replacement costs.
Replacement Strainers are available in 50, 80 & 150 Mesh