Simplex strainers, also known as basket strainers, are essential for protecting downstream equipment and processes from particulate contamination. With a single basket chamber, simplex strainers require interruption of the process flow for basket cleaning when the differential pressure exceeds 5 PSI.
Simplex strainers are the ideal solution for companies in need of pipeline filtration. At Factory Direct Pipeline Products, we specialize in assisting companies in selecting the best simplex strainer for their projects. Our expert team will guide you through the selection process to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.
Benefits of Simplex Strainers:
Material Options for Simplex Strainers:
We offer simplex strainers in various materials, including:
Cast and molded simplex strainers are the most common type because they tend to be the most readily available and cost less than custom fabricated strainers. The downside of cast and molded strainers is they cannot be customized; for applications requiring higher pressures, a corrosion allowance, ASME code stamp, specific external/internal coatings and flanged vent/drain ports, custom fabricated simplex strainers are required. While the above materials are the most common, we also offer options for Duplex Stainless Steel, Alloy 20, Titanium, and other "exotic" alloys. Please note that lead times for such materials are typically 12+ weeks due to the corresponding foundry-based manufacturing processes.
Custom Fabricated Simplex Strainers
For applications requiring higher pressures, corrosion allowance, ASME code stamp, specific coatings, and flanged vent/drain ports, our custom fabricated simplex strainers are the perfect solution.
Custom fabricated strainers cost more due to the labor required to fabricate them and the lead time ranges from 8 to 20 weeks depending upon the strainer size. The most common size fabricated simplex strainers (2" through 10") have lead times of 8-10 weeks. The larger strainers and strainers which require customizations take longer due to the additional engineering and procurement time required for raw materials.
The most common materials of construction for fabricated simplex strainers are carbon steel ASTM SA 516 GR.70 or 316L SS, however practically any alloy available in plate form can be converted into a simplex strainer.
We have written articles to help with the selection of simplex strainers; SIMPLEX STRAINERS: Differences between Y and Basket Style Strainers and BASKET STRAINERS: Differences between Simplex and Duplex Style Strainers.
If you need assistance in selecting the right simplex strainer for your project or have any questions, our team of experts is here to help. Contact us today for personalized support and reliable solutions. Call us at 908.362.9981 to speak with a sales engineer