Flow-Tek BUCKET-Strainers are typically used in applications where the amount of solids to be removed is small, and where frequent clean-out is not required. They are most often installed in gaseous services such as steam, air, nitrogen, natural gas, etc. The compact, cylindrical shape of the Y-strainer is very strong and can readily accommodate the high pressures that are common in this type of service. Pressures up to 6000 psi are not unusual. When steam is being handled, high temperature can be an additional complicating factor. A steam pressure of 1500 psi will often be found at temperatures of 1000°F.

A BUCKET-strainer has the advantage of being able to be installed in either a horizontal or vertical position. However, in both cases, the screening element or "leg" must be on the "downside" of the strainer body so the entrapped solids can be properly collected and held for disposal. Eaton heavy-duty Model 85 Y Strainers are furnished with high quality stainless steel screens that are carefully fabricated to fit the strainer body perfectly. This, coupled with the precision machined screen seat on the body of the strainer, protects against any bypass.

  • Heavy Duty Construction
  • Compact design
  • Bolted or threaded covers
  • Standard stainless steel screens
  • Suitable for liquid, gas or steam
  • Monel screens
  • Perforated stainless steel screens - 1/32 to 1/2
  • 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 150, 200, 325 and 400 mesh stainless steel screens
Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel - Threaded, Socket Weld & Flanged     
SizeMaterialEnd ConnectionsCoverRating (WOG) - Non Shock 
1/4" to 2"Carbon SteelThreaded or Socket 600#Threaded1480 psi @ 100F 
 Stainless Steel  1440 psi @ 100F 
1/2" to 10"Carbon SteelFlanged 150#Bolted285 psi @ 100F 
  Flanged 300# 740 psi @ 100F 
 Stainless SteelFlanged 150# 275 psi @ 100F 
  Flanged 300# 720i @ 100F

Y strainers are engineered to withstand the most aggressive industrial and commercial, steam and gas applications. Available in carbon steel or stainless steel for pipeline sizes from 1/4" to 10", with threaded, flanged, or socket weld connections.

Markets served include:

  • Chemical processing
  • Petroleum
  • Power generation
  • Marine
  • Water
  • Oil & Gas
  • Offshore
  • Iron & Steel
  • Automotive
  • HVAC
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical

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