The Different Filters and Strainers In Industrial Filtration

Here at Advanced Filtration, we work with tons of different equipment, from all manner of industrial filters and strainers to a vast array of applicable parts, valves, and systems. Naturally there can be some confusion as to what it all means.

So in this article we’re going to look at the difference between a temporary, tee, y, basket, and duplex strainer in industrial filtration. If you ever need assistance with your decision-making on these products, give us a call at (732) 901-6676.

The Difference Between Industrial Filters

A temporary strainer is a type of filter that is used for a short period of time, typically for cleaning or maintenance purposes. A tee strainer is a type of filter that is installed in a pipe and has a T-shaped configuration. A Y strainer is similar to a tee strainer, but has a Y-shaped configuration.

A basket strainer is a type of filter that uses a basket-shaped element to strain out contaminants. A duplex strainer is a type of filter that has two basket strainers, typically used in applications where a high level of filtration is required.

Different types of filters are used in different industries

Different types of filters may be used in different industries based on the specific needs of the application. For example, a tee or Y strainer may be used in the plumbing or HVAC industry to remove debris from water or air systems.

A basket strainer, on the other hand, may be used in the food and beverage industry to remove particles from liquids. A duplex strainer may be used in the chemical or petrochemical industry to filter out contaminants from high-pressure or high-flow systems.

Additionally, factors such as the size of the particles to be removed, the flow rate of the liquid or gas, and the pressure of the system can also determine which type of filter is most appropriate for a given application.

Deep dive: basket strainers

A basket strainer is a type of filter that uses a perforated metal or wire mesh basket to strain out contaminants from a fluid or gas. The fluid or gas flows through the basket and the contaminants are trapped in the basket, while the clean fluid or gas flows through the perforations. Basket strainers are commonly used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications, such as:

  • Food and beverage processing: to remove particles from liquids such as syrups, sauces, and juices.
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech: to remove particles or debris from process fluids and gases.
  • Chemical and petrochemical: to filter out contaminants from high-pressure or high-flow systems.
  • Power generation: to protect equipment from debris in water systems.
  • Marine and shipping: to remove debris from seawater and fuel systems.

Additionally, basket strainers can be used as a pre-filter for other types of filtration systems, such as sand filters or reverse osmosis systems.

Deep dive: duplex strainers

A duplex strainer is a type of filter that uses two basket strainers, typically used in applications where a high level of filtration is required. It is designed to permit continuous operation while one basket is being cleaned or replaced. The duplex strainer works by having two separate basket strainers installed in the same housing, with one basket in use while the other is being cleaned or replaced.

This allows for continuous operation with minimal interruption, as well as easy maintenance and cleaning.

Duplex strainers are commonly used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications, such as:

  • Power generation: To protect boiler feed pumps, steam turbines, and condensers from debris in water systems.
  • Marine and shipping: To remove debris from seawater and fuel systems.
  • Oil and gas: To protect pumps, valves, and other equipment from debris in crude oil, natural gas, and other fluids.
  • Chemical and petrochemical: To filter out contaminants from high-pressure or high-flow systems.
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech: To remove particles or debris from process fluids and gases.

In general, duplex strainers are used in applications where there is a high flow rate and a constant need for filtration, they are also ideal for applications where a high level of reliability is required.

Contact Advanced Filtration For Your Industrial Filtration Needs

Clearly, this can all get confusing. But before you throw your hands up in frustration, give us a call at (732) 901-6676 or contact us using the quote form to the right!

We can help straighten it all out for your and direct you to the product you need.

Advanced Filtration's Industrial filtration experts provide you with the information you need to properly select filters for any industrial application or production issue. 

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