Piping Solutions And Functions Of Strainer In A Piping System

Date:July 16, 2022

Strainers  can be defined as a pipe fitting which can be effectively used for liquid purification, filtration, separation purposes. Basically anything used to strain liquid is called a strainer. Or you could also it it this way, any device functioning as a sieve or filter used to prevent solid  bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flow. Strainers arrest the waste sediments such as scale, rust, jointed compound and weld metal that may have left in the pipelines. Furthermore, piping systems are used to transport all known liquids and gaseous fluids for paste substances or pulp and suspension, covering the entire pressure and temperature range used in industrial applications. Sunel Wala Building Material being the prestigious suppliers of various industrial equipment like strainers, hoses, valve, camlock, rubber sheets, but-welded fittings etc. since the past two decades and have been categorized as the most magnanimous and credible stockiest.


From oil and gas to mining, various sectors in this particular field require piping solutions. Based on your requisites, our team of professionals will provide you with appropriate piping systems. It is a noteworthy fact that a well-suited piping system is extremely imperative in order to get the desired output.

So a pipe usually adverts the directions towards fiberglass, concrete, wood, plastic and metal tube. SWBM’s best piping solutions certifies the smooth flow of gaseous and liquid solutions. Supplementary to this, the piping system  comprises the interconnection of a number of pipes and related compounds.


The most common yet robust materials used for the manufacturing of strainers are Cast Iron, Bronze and Carbon Steel. Let us give our readers a brief of why these materials are the optimum for the making of strainers.

  • Cast Iron:- this is the most eminent and distinguished strainer body material because of its reduced initial cost. It is particularly put to work where the pressure and temperature of the water are not too high and the system is not exposed to high thermal or mechanical shock. It is usually used for larger size potable water lines and many non-potable water systems in addition to a lot of other product and process use.
  • Bronze:- this material is demanded when brackish, saline and seawater services are concerned. Oftentimes, it is also used for potable water services.
  • Carbon Steel:- this material is specifically used in conditions where high temperature and pressure are encountered and where resistance to high thermal and mechanical shock is concerned.


Strainers can be classified into two main types according to the configuration of their body:

  • Y-type
  • T-type


This type of a trainer is exclusively utilized for pressure lines, steam, liquid or gas but at the same time can also be applied in vacuum or suction situations. This strainer is specially designed as in Y-type the filter leg connects to the main pipe at a diagonal angle, giving the strainer its “Y” structure.


These strainers are also known as basket strainers because of its constitution. They are characterized by a vertically oriented chamber, typically larger than that of Y-type strainer. Dimensionally, the pressure drop across the T-type strainer is less than that across the Y-type strainer as it has a greater free straining area, which makes the basket or T-type strainer the preferred type for liquid applications.

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