Strainers play a very pivotal role in assembly lines and production houses. Choosing the right kind of strainer can make a huge difference. In contrast to this, choosing a wrong one can increase the production time and budget. Even though choosing strainers is not something like rocket science but there are some points that you must keep in mind before making your final decision. In this article we will talk about those exact points so that you don’t make a mistake in choosing such a simple yet important device.
- Must be easy to clean:
Strainers may require cleaning from time to time. Cleaning them is actually the simple part. The hard part is to make them cleanable i.e. to disassemble them. And once you are done cleaning them, they also need to be reassembled. For this very reason you must always install strainers that are easy to disassemble and easy to reassemble.
- Application flexibility:
A strainer is more or less a simple device but nobody says that a simple device cannot be adaptive. A good strainer must have application flexibility. In other words it must be useful in both fine particle filtrations as well as in coarse straining.
- Must be robust:
Some fluids have a corrosive action. Due to their corrosive actions, a strainer can get rusted over the time. This means that the strainer can fail in its purpose. A prime example of corrosive fluid is salt water. It is so corrosive that it even rusts the hulls of large ships. In order to safeguard against rusting you must always install strainers that have been built from rust resistant materials or have been at least galvanized.
- Must have backward compatibility:
Make sure that the strainers are compatible with old pipes. We advise you to check this because even though you can buy new strainers easily, you won’t be able to change the pipes every now and then. For this reason it is better if you buy strainers that can work with both existing and old piping configuration.
- Buy according to your need:
Strainers come in all capacities. Some strainers are designed to handle highly viscous fluids flowing at slow rate while others are designed to filter fast moving fluids with comparatively lower viscosity. A strainer designed to filter a viscous fluid will not be ideal for the filtration of a low viscosity fluid.
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.