The Model 53BTX SJ strainer features a design that makes strainer basket servicing a no-hassle operation. No more "race against the clock: during basket servicing to get the job done before the basket chamber overflows with fluid. The Model 54BTX SJ keeps the chamber dry during service. This gives the operator time to clean or replace the strainer basket without ever having to worry about leakage. And without overflow, there's no need to clean up after servicing the strainer basket. The Model 53BTX SJ is simply a better way to work.
Steam Jacket Duplex Basket Strainers are used in applications where the process media must be kept hot in order to remain fluid and flow easily through the piping system. They remove dirt and debris from the system and protect sensitive system components. The duplex design allows cleaning or replacing of a strainer basket without having to shut down the system flow, perfect for continuous or batch process applications.
Superior by Design
A unique flow diverter valve cartridge in the Model 53BTX SJ isolates the two strainer basket chambers and prevents fluid bypass. An easy-to-turn handle opiates the cartridge and diverts the system flow from one chamber to the other. The system flow is never shut down. When a strainer basket needs to be cleaned, the lever handle is turned to take that basket out of service by diverting the flow through the other chamber. The position of the handle clearly indicates at all times which chamber is in service. No special tools are needed to access the strainer basket for cleaning. The chamber is first drained and then the cover is lifted and swung clear of the chamber opening. The dynamic diverter cartridge seals prevent fluid bypass into the out-of-service chamber making for easy, hassle-free strainer basket servicing.
||Cut away illustration shows the strainer basket and flow diverter cartridge.
Eaton Filtration's Better Flow Diverter Cartridge
The heart of the Model 53BTX SJ is the unique flow diverter cartridge that features a patent pending, highly dynamic sealing system on the diverter balls that ensures exceptionally long seat life and positive sealing. The Eaton Filtration design works so well that there is no need for manual internal or external ball support adjustments. With very low operating torque the strainer can be operated with an easy turn lever handle. An expensive gearbox is not needed.
The double sealing system, on both the upper and lower stems, guards against any possible leakage. Special reinforced polymer seats are used for extended service life. Should cartridge service become necessary, it's easy to accomplish. Just remove four bolts and the cartridge comes right out through the top of the strainer. There's no need to take the strainer completely apart or even remove it from the line.
||The flow diverter cartridge removed from the strainer body.
The compact, low profile Model 53BTX SJ fits into spaces ordinary steam jacket strainers might not, yet it still uses full size strainer baskets with low pressure drop performance, so important in applications with high viscosity process media. Eaton Filtration has strainer baskets for every application. Baskets with openings from 3/4" down to 45 microns are available. Choose the best size for your application with no compromises. The standard basket are made of Type 316 stainless steel; however, if the application requires, basket of Monel®, brass or Hastelloyl® C are available. For easy basket servicing there are two drain plugs on each strainer basket chamber. Additionally, there is an easy-to-access vent valve on top of the strainer body. Available options for the Model 53BTX SJ include differential pressure gauges, with or without witches and magnetic separators installed in the strainer baskets for removing fine ferrous particulate matter from the process media.
- Continuous flow - no shutdown for basket cleaning
- Jacket rated to 150 psi at 250° F and suitable for most all heat transfer liquids
- Mounting pad for rock solid installation.
- Piston seal strainer basket covers
- Top mounted easy access vent valve
- Large capacity stainless steel strainer baskets
- Easy access for diverter cartridge removal if necessary
- Machined basket seats
- Easy to operate lever handle, no expensive gear box needed
- Basket perforations from 1/32" to 1/2"
- Basket mesh from 20 to 400
- Monel baskets
- Vent valves
- Drain valves
- Magnetic basket inserts
- Pressure differential gauge and switch connections