Strainers are an object with holes which you pour a liquid through in order to separate the liquid from the solids in it. Strainers type are basket, Y, T, duplex, conical, self-cleaning.

Basket Strainers

Basket Strainers feature top removal of the screen. The screen is in the form of a basket, with a lifting handle, so that all particulate captured and retained by the screen can be easily removed for disposal. They are intended for applications where large amounts of solids particulate are expected and where the clean-out will be frequent. For easily flushable solids, a modified cone bottom basket can be tilted with automatic or manual blow-down through drain port.
This will allow clean-out without removal of the screen, and without interrupting the flow process.


Y-Strainers are most economical choice for large debris removal. They are most commonly used in pressurized lines, gas or liquid, but can also be used in suction or vacuum conditions. 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 that entrapped solids can be properly collected and held for disposal.


T-strainers are most commonly supplied with a range of graded filtration levels (fine to coarse or vice-versa) to ensure that the system is running at the required cleanliness level when met with full load. T-strainers feature either bolted cover or quick opening covers for application suitability. Tee strainers are used where a compact accessible strainers is needed for protection of pumps, valves and similar equipment.

Duplex Strainers

Duplex Strainers are designed for applications where flow cannot be shut down to service the strainer screen. Change over is accomplished by use of butterfly valves. They are very economical because they are fabricated to your specific requirements and with your choice of valves. This arrangement provides a bubble-tight shut off between basket chambers, essential for use in negative head pump suction systems. Read more about Duplex Strainers

Conical Strainers

Designed to remove foreign particles from pipelines. Conical strainers provide effective and economical protection of pumps, valves, and similar more costly equipment, particularly during start up. Temporary strainers are not manufactured to be used instead of permanent strainers and must be removed from the pipeline after initial start-up.

Self-Cleaning Strainers

Please see the packaged units for details (Automatic Self Cleaning Strainers(Auto_Strainers_KMX_SCF)).