STRAINERS

WHAT ARE STRAINERS?

Here at F&H, we offer a variety of strainers to best suit your application needs. Filters provide reliable means of removing fine particles from liquids; filtering media must be removed and disposed periodically. On the other hand, strainers are coarse filters that remove larger particles; the straining mesh can be reused after cleaning. Strainers are available in 316 and 316L stainless steel. We offer In-Line, Basket, ‘Y’, and ‘T’ strainers to meet your sanitary needs. Contact a F&H representative today to find the EHEDG and 3A certified strainer that is best suited for your application.

APPLICATIONS

  • Baby Foods
  • Soups
  • Tomato Paste
  • Fruit Puree
  • Vegetables
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Salad Dressings
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soft Drinks
  • Fruit Concentrates
  • Beer

TYPES OF STRAINERS

IN-LINE STRAINERS

STRAIGHT LINE

When using Straight-Line Strainers, the process lines must be broken or disassembled for cleaning. They are available only in a single flow configuration. These strainers provide product integrity and process equipment protection, and they have a wide variety of perforated and wedgewire straining elements. Straight Line Strainers are manufactured in the U.S.,  and they offer quick turnaround times for standard models.

ANGLE LINE

Angle-Line Strainers are typically installed to isolate a low volume of product particulates or contaminant debris from process streams without incurring substantial pressure drop. They can be cleaned without removing it from the process line, and this helps increase production up-time. Angle Line Strainers are 3-A certified when used with a perforated insert. The perforated insert allows for both standard and reverse process flow. This is done by changing the strainer element frame.

DUAL STRAINER

Dual Side Entry Strainer Assemblies (Sani-Matic Dual Angle-Line Strainer Assemblies) are helpful in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturing environments where 24/7/365 operations are required. These strainers allow users to close down one side of the strainer for cleaning while the other side stays open for processing. Sani-Matic lists the top four reasons for using dual side entry strainers:

  1. There is high particulate count in the product requiring frequent strainer cleanings.
  2. Operations are capital intensive and downtime results in significant costs.
  3. Quality is impacted by frequent processing interruptions for strainer cleaning.
  4. Stopping and restarting is time consuming and inefficient.

If you’d like to read more about Sani-Matic’s dual strainer assembly, check out the following article: https://sanimatic.com/side-entry-strainer/

DUAL STRAINER RESOURCES

STRAINER ELEMENTS

A strainer element is a simple mesh or perforated metal element. These may be used as replacement or a handheld strainer. Strainer elements do not come as a complete assembly. 

WEDGE WIRE

  • One-piece solution
  • Wedge wire with mesh over-lays only suitable for standard flow
  • Durable, long-lasting
  • Increased pressure rating
  • More sanitary than wire mesh

MESH OVERLAY

  • Suitable for Perforated Elements only
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • High purity processing
  • Mesh sizes 8 – 325
  • Can be re-used after cleaning

WEDGE WIRE

MESH OVERLAY

  • One-piece solution
  • Wedge wire with mesh over-lays only suitable for standard flow
  • Durable, long-lasting
  • Increased pressure rating
  • More sanitary than wire mesh
  • Suitable for Perforated Elements only
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • High purity processing
  • Mesh sizes 8 – 325
  • Can be re-used after cleaning

PART NUMBERS FOR SOCK AND MESH RATING

  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-137X
    • Long: 8-138X
  • Micron Rating: 3353
  • Space Between Wires: 0.132
  • % Open: 62.7
  • Wire Size: 0.035
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-130X
    • Long: 8-131X
  • Micron Rating: 2540
  • Space Between Wires: 0.100
  • % Open: 64.0
  • Wire Size: 0.025
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-126X
    • Long: 8-127X
  • Micron Rating: 1905
  • Space Between Wires: 0.075
  • % Open: 56.3
  • Wire Size: 0.025
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-132X
    • Long: 8-133X
  • Micron Rating: 1524
  • Space Between Wires: 0.060
  • % Open: 51.8
  • Wire Size: 0.023
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-83X
    • Long: 8-84X
  • Micron Rating: 1130
  • Space Between Wires: 0.045
  • % Open: 50.7
  • Wire Size: 0.017
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-29X
    • Long: 8-30X
  • Micron Rating: 864
  • Space Between Wires: 0.034
  • % Open: 46.2
  • Wire Size: 0.016
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-85X
    • Long: 8-86X
  • Micron Rating: 533
  • Space Between Wires: 0.021
  • % Open: 40.8
  • Wire Size: 0.012
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-13X
    • Long: 8-16X
  • Micron Rating: 381
  • Space Between Wires: 0.015
  • % Open: 36.0
  • Wire Size: 0.010
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-128X
    • Long: 8-129X
  • Micron Rating: 280
  • Space Between Wires: 0.011
  • % Open: 30.3
  • Wire Size: 0.009
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-31X
    • Long: 8-32X
  • Micron Rating: 229
  • Space Between Wires: 0.009
  • % Open: 30.5
  • Wire Size: 0.008
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-14X
    • Long: 8-17X
  • Micron Rating: 178
  • Space Between Wires: 0.007
  • % Open: 31.4
  • Wire Size: 0.006
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-33X
    • Long: 8-34X
  • Micron Rating: 140
  • Space Between Wires: 0.006
  • % Open: 36.0
  • Wire Size: 0.004
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-15X
    • Long: 8-18X
  • Micron Rating: 104
  • Space Between Wires: 0.004
  • % Open: 37.4
  • Wire Size: 0.003
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-103X
    • Long: 8-104X
  • Micron Rating: 73
  • Space Between Wires: 0.003
  • % Open: 33.6
  • Wire Size: 0.002
  • Order Number:
    • Short: 8-119X
    • Long: 8-120X
  • Micron Rating: 43
  • Space Between Wires: 0.002
  • % Open: 30.0
  • Wire Size: 0.014

Perforated Element

  • Suited for both standard and reverse flow
  • Perforated element with mesh over-lays only suitable for standard flow

Looking for more strainer options than you see listed above? Contact us for help!

BASKET STRAINERS

Basket strainers are specially constructed to strain particulates out of a high-volume process stream. The innovative, durable design includes a side-inlet. This makes it easy to remove the basket for cleaning without disconnecting the line. Basket strainers can be equipped with either a wedge wire or perforated basket and a woven cloth insert bag for finer straining applications. Filter bags are designed for easy removal, and they are available in a wide variety of media types and micron sizes.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Cast and heavy-gauge 316L stainless steel construction
  • The lid and hand-knob closure are rated for higher pressures than clamp-style covers for improved worker safety
  • Quick release hand knobs and hinged lid remain attached for convenient operation
  • Machined O-ring seat prevents any fluid bypass and improves reliability
  • Air relief vent valve included with complete assembly
  • Available in five fitting sizes
  • Choose wedgewire or perforated strainer elements
  • Rated to 100 psi maximum @ 200° F

Looking for more strainer options than you see listed above? Contact us for help!

"Y" STRAINERS

Y-Strainers are able to generate reliable results , and they help increase efficiency.  They are engineered with a close-tolerance fitment (0.010”) at the base of the element. Additionally, they do not require an O-ring.  Fewer parts result in faster, more effective cleaning, and increased performance. As a result, this helps save you time and money. When using the perforated insert, the standard Y-Strainers are 3-A approved.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • 316L stainless steel construction
  • Five fitting sizes available
  • Standard tri-clamp connections
  • EPDM tri-clamp gaskets
  • Close-tolerance fit eliminates O-ring
  • Perforated or wedgewire strainer inserts are interchangeable
  • Sanitary finish (32Ra) – except wedgewire elements
  • All welds are color cleaned

Looking for more strainer options than you see listed above? Contact us for help!

TEE-LINE STRAINERS

Tee-Line Strainers are designed to protect the life of your pumps and process equipment, as well as your product integrity. This is all done without considerably increasing the line pressure. They are able to keep foreign materials such as gasket pieces, bolts and other items out of your pumps, valves, and process equipment. These strainers are installed before the suction end of your pump. This acts as an economical and easy way to protect your valuable equipment. Additionally, the tri-clamp allows quick and easy insert removal.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • 316L stainless steel construction
  • Tri-clamp connection
  • Six fitting sizes available
  • Compact design to protect pumps
  • Installed at the suction of a pump in a tee
  • Open area of perforation exceeds line size diameter
  • Easy to clean
  • Perforated Inserts: 1/16″, 1/8″, 1/4″

Looking for more strainer options than you see listed above? Contact us for help!