Strainers are basically filtering devices used for separating debris from fluids. In simple words you can say that a strainer is a type of filter. The most basic example of a strainer is the one installed in your kitchen sink. But commercial strainers used in industrial applications are actually a bit more complicated than that. The idea behind using strainers in industries is to filter out the debris from the fluid so that the debris can be prevented from entering the pipe system. Any debris that makes its way to the pipeline can have catastrophic results for pumps, valves and can also block the nozzles. In this article we will discuss the qualities of a good industrial strainer so that you can choose the right one to achieve cost effective filtration.
- Must have a Simple Design:
Please note that we are saying that it must have a simple design, a simple design does not necessarily means that it will have a limited functionality. A simple design is a must because strainers need regular cleaning. And in order to clean them you need to first take them out and disassemble them and then reassemble them again after cleaning. If the design is complicated and it takes a lot of time in disassembling and reassembling them then it will eat up your valuable production time and will prove to be expensive in the long run.
- Must be Built from Non Corrosive Materials:
Most of the fluids used in the industries have a corrosive nature. It is only a matter of time before they corrode the strainer. A corroded strainer is actually not a strainer at all as debris can easily break it and make its way into the pipes. Your best bet is to buy a strainer built from stainless steel or at least the one that has been galvanized. These days there are some companies that are also manufacturing ceramic strainers. These ceramic strainers are a bit expensive but they have a longer lifetime as compared to their metal counterparts.
- Must have Multiple Applications:
We are not saying that there are no application specific strainers. Of course there are specially designed custom strainers too. But in order to bring down the filtration cost you should try to install strainers that can filter fluids of varying viscosity without much modification. Such strainers will save you a lot of money as you won’t be required to buy new strainers every time a fluid with different viscosity needs to be filtered.
SaniClean Strainers, based in New Jersey, manufactures a full line of sanitary strainers and filter media for various industries including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and more.