Strainers help to protect meters from serious damage caused by burrs dislodged from new piping, pipe scale or foreign material.
The strainer’s initial cost is good insurance against the cost of down time and replacement parts incurred from a damaged meter.
A meter strainer installed on the inlet side is necessary even when a coarse strainer on the upstream side of the pump is included in the system. Strainers are not meant to be used as a system filter but as limited protection for the flow meter element itself.
Strainer baskets are available in 20, 40, 80, 100 or 200 mesh.
How LC Strainers Work
As a liquid product enters the strainer housing from the supply line, it is routed through the strainer basket. The strainer basket is a two-ply screen. The inner screen is made of fine mesh of either 20, 40, 80, 100, or 200 squares per inch. The outer screen works as a backing. It gives reinforcement and support to the fine mesh inner screen. Liquid passes through the strainer and into the inlet of the meter. Any debris that is larger than the mesh in the basket is trapped in the basket.
THE STRAINER IS NOT A FILTER, and the size of the mesh in the basket selected will determine the particle size that can pass through the strainer. Basket mesh selection is generally based on maximum fluid viscosity at minimum ambient operating temperature.
- Protects meters from serious damage
- Reduces costs of downtime and replacement parts
- 2″ (1 1/2″ optional) 350 PSI, Aluminum for M-5 and M-7 Meters. Materials of construction for Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16 and 30 applications. Supplied with cover or without cover when air eliminator is used.
- 2″ (1 1/2″ optional) 150 PSI, choice of cast iron or stainless steel for M-5 and M-7 Meters. Materials of construction for Classes 7, 8, 27 and 37 applications. Easily adapted for air eliminator mounting when required.
- 2″ (1 1/2″ optional) 350 PSI, high pressure aluminum for MA-5 and MA-7 Meters. Materials of construction for Class 10 LPG applications. Other classes available on special order including Class 12 for NH3 . Supplied with cover or without cover when air/vapor eliminator is used. Relief valve provided as required for Classes 10 and 12 service.