Y-Strainers are typically used in applications where the amount of solids to be removed is small, and where frequent clean-out is not required. They are most often installed in gaseous services such as steam, air, nitrogen, natural gas, etc. The compact, cylindrical shape of the Y-strainer is very strong and can readily accommodate the high pressures that are common in this type of service. Pressures up to 6000 psi are not unusual. When steam is being handled, high temperature can be an additional complicating factor. A steam pressure of 1500 psi will often be found at temperatures of 1000°F. The strength of the standard Eaton Y-strainer design can easily accommodate these extreme parameters although the material of construction will probably be an alloy steel. A Y-strainer has the advantage of being able to be installed in either a horizontal or vertical position. However, in both cases, the screening element or "leg" must be on the "downside" of the strainer body so the entrapped solids can be properly collected and held for disposal.
Eaton Model 85 Y Strainers are heavy duty ones, engineered to stand up to the most aggressive of industrial and commercial applications...year after year. There is simply no higher quality Y strainer available at any cost.
It may seem strange to discuss quality as a special feature of a basically simple Y strainer, however, it is appropriate when you consider the critical operational parameters often associated with Y strainers used in steam and gas applications, at extremely high temperatures and pressures. A Y strainer is a pressure vessel, its wall thickness can be analyzed and evaluated by different applicable standards. Every rugged Eaton Model 85 Y Strainer is designed to stand up to the most demanding real world applications. With over 75 years experience in manufacturing, this is ensured.
There is a tendency to trivialize quality, particularly when price becomes a dominant consideration. What this design consideration amounts to in non-critical, light duty applications is an extra element of safety, as well as longer, more dependable service. We extend our preoccupation with quality to each screen that is supplied with Eaton Y Strainers. It should not come as a surpirse to learn that those Y strainers, whose bodies are trimmed to a bare minimum for cost reasons, are equipped with screens that lack structural integrity and are poorly seated and sealed. Eaton heavy-duty Model 85 Y Strainers are furnished with high quality stainless steel screens that are carefully fabricated to fit the strainer body perfectly. This, coupled with the precision machined screen seat on the body of the strainer, protects against any bypass.
Eaton Model 85 Y strainers are available in carbon steel or stainless steel for pipelines from 1/4" to 10" with threaded, flanged or socket weld connections. Do you have a unique applications where a standard strainer just won't work? Or, do you need special materials of construction, super high pressure ratings, special dimensions? Contact us. We can design and fabricate a strainer to match the exact requirements of your complex application.