Basket Strainers

Basket Strainer Cutaway Illustration BASKET STRAINER

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OVERVIEW:  Stayflow basket strainers protect equipment by mechanically removing solids from liquids and other piping systems with the use of a perforated or wire mesh straining screen in a vertically oriented chamber. Basket strainers have more debris holding capacity than Y strainers, and generally have less of a pressure drop, which is why they are ideal in liquid applications. 

These strainers are usually supplied in one of four materials: iron, carbon steel, bronze, or stainless steel. Iron is used most often because it costs the least, and has good corrosion resistance in water and many other services. Carbon steel is used where higher temperatures, or concern with thermal or mechanical shock is an issue, which makes them popular in the oil and petrochemical industries. Bronze handles thermal and mechanical shock better than iron, and is better in some corrosive applications, but is limited in temperature range. Stainless steel is needed where corrosion could be an issue, and is widely used in the chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries.  

They are provided with a variety of end connections, including threaded, flanged, and welded.  Standard screens are provided for either WOG (water, oil, gas) or steam service, but other screens are available on request.

                                                                           Basket Strainer Choices      

  • The Model BIF iron basket strainer is constructed from cast iron castings that have drilled flanges that are in accordance with ASME B16.5. Perforated 304 stainless steel screens are welded along the seam for maximum strength. 2" to 16" diameters.

  • The Model BIFC iron basket strainer is constructed from cast iron castings that have drilled flanges that are in accordance with ASME B16.5. Perforated 304 stainless steel screens are welded along the seam for maximum strength. For liquid service. The BIFC have a quick opening clamped cover for ease in basket removal. 2" to 12" diameters.

  • The Model BCF1 is a high quality carbon steel basket strainer with flanges that are rated as Class 150#. It includes a number of unique design features, including inlet/outllet bosses with gauge taps, cast-in supprot legs, encapsulated cover gasket, and plugged bottom drain and cover vent. 2" to 12" diameters.

  • The Model BSF1 is a high quality stainless steel basket strainer with flanges that are rated as Class 150#. It includes a number of unique design features, including inlet/outllet bosses with gauge taps, cast-in supprot legs, encapsulated cover gasket, and plugged bottom drain and cover vent. 2" to 12" diameters.

  • The Model BAF1 is a high quality lead free aluminum bronze basket strainer with flanges that are rated as Class 150#. It has special corrosion resistance properties and is suitable for sea water. It also includes a number of unique design features, including inlet/outllet bosses with gauge taps, cast-in supprot legs, encapsulated cover gasket, and plugged bottom drain and cover vent. 2" to 12" diameters.

  • The Model BFF fiberglass strainer is the workhorse of industrial FRP strainers. It is recommended for a wide range of moderate to aggressive corrosion environments in FRP and other plastic piping systems. 2" to 14" diameters.

  • The BFF-LTE basket strainer is an FRP fiberglass design for commercial aquatic suction applications, including water parks, zoos, aquariums, and commercial swimming pools. 3" to 14" diameters.

  • The BFF-Lined basket strainer is an FRP design with a PVC, CPVC, Polypropylene, or PVDF thermoplastic liner and basket screen for special chemical services. 2" to 14" diameters.

  • The Model BP and Model BH are PVC or CPVC basket strainers that are for PVC/CPVC systems and other chemical systems where PVC or CPVC components are appropriate. They have 150# flanges (BPF/BHF) or socket ends (BPS/BHS). Different size perforations and meshes are come in PVC or CPVC, and are optional in stainless steel, etc. 1/2" to 12" diameters.

  • The Model BIT1 is a cast iron basket strainer with female thread ends that are rated as Class 125#. They are Lead Free, with an option for NSF and FDA epoxy coatings. 3/8" to 3" diameters.

  • The Model BCT1 is a carbon steel basket strainer with female thread ends that are rated as Class 150/300#.  3/8" to 3" diameters.

  • The Model BST2 is a stainless steel basket strainer with female thread ends that are rated as Class 300#.  3/8" to 3" diameters.

  • The SD Suction Diffuser connects to the suction side of a pump, and incorporates the functions of a strainer, flow straightener, and elbow in one compact component. 2" to 8" diameters.

  • The Utility Ball Valves are constructed of PVC or CPVC, and are available in Socket and Thread ends. A high quality, economical valve for irrigation, pool & spa, and other light-duty applications. 1-Piece for maintenance-free service. 1/2" - 6". 150psi.