Temporary Strainers

Temporary strainers in the industrial industry are straining device that captures particles while allowing fluid or gas to pass through. The keyword is a temporary strainer, which is that it is temporary. The temporary strainer is put in the system on startup to protect the piping system from the damage of debris that you may trap in the piping system. For example, during the construction of a plant or facility, welding slag, nails, rocks, critters like mice, and even snakes can be captured in the piping system. The piping system is the artery and veins of the process. The pipes transfer fluids, gas, or steam to run a process. The temporary strainer is there to catch the debris and protect turbines, pumps, valves, and other significant pieces of equipment. This includes temporary strainers, which can be defined are designed for temporary installation during the commissioning of new pipelines and flushing pipelines after modifications and typically removed once the system has been “flushed clean.” They are installed upstream of pumps and other equipment to protect them from particles that damage them. The temporary strainers can be cone-shaped or “witches’ hats.”

You can remove the temporary strainers after the system is in startup mode and captured foreign objects. Pipe bellows are used with the pipe. At this point, in-line strainers can continue the same function. They can be a basket strainer, wye strainer, duplex strainer, self-cleaning strainer, and fabricated strainer. These strainers have built-in removable screens with small perforations and or mesh that also captures unwanted particles. Strainers will help the ball valves, ball joints Unlike the temporary strainer, they will stay in the piping system to keep scale, calcium, and magnetite particles from Stainless Steel. Another type of strainer is the Wye Strainer.

Another type of strainer used in place of a temporary strainer is called a basket strainer. These strainers are permanent strainers that may be cast or fabricated. Sizes from 2″ to over 60″. Strainers are often used near metal expansion joints and valves.

To conclude, strainers are like the kidneys and liver of your body. The temporary strainer is essential to the process. Pipe seals are also used to protect from leaking. Therefore, the design should always include these components.