Hayward Industries was founded in 1925 and became the most recognized industrial filtration products brand within 80 years. In 2005 Hayward Industries sold the alloy filtration products to Eaton Hydraulics' newly formed Industrial Filtration Division. Hayward continues to manufacture their non-alloy products and we designed a special website just for those products called Plastic-Strainers.com.
We offer many non-alloy simplex strainers, most are injection molded and readily available for quick shipment. There are some fluids and environments for which plastic is a superior material for a simplex strainer. Our non-alloy simplex strainers eliminate all metal components and therefore eliminate corrosion issues without having to rely on coatings or exotic alloys.
With exception of the PVDF and PTFE simplex strainers, we utilize a true union end design having pipe connection types of threaded, socket or 150# RF ANSI flanged. The true union connection between the strainer body and pipeline connection enables removal of the strainer from the pipeline with no tools and it also makes installation easier for alignment of flange holes and threading both the inlet and outlet.
The physical design includes ergonomic chamber cover handles for removal without using tools. The mounting feet are part of the molding complementing the flat bottom design for a secure installation. Most models have two outlet ports, enabling you to install in-line (nozzles are directly opposite from each other) or "loop" (nozzles are on same side). Sometimes the loop configuration is beneficial to minimize the installation footprint.
The standard strainer baskets are made from either perforated PVC or CPVC although we can supply alloy baskets with perforations or mesh linings in 316SS, Monel, Hastelloy and Titanium.
Our non-alloy simplex strainers are really wonderful although there are some limitations: due to differential thermal expansion rates between metal and plastic, transmittal of pipe vibration, and pipe loading forces, DIRECT INSTALLATION OF METAL PIPE INTO PLASTIC CONNECTIONS IS NOT RECOMMENDED. Wherever installation of plastic strainers into metal piping systems is desired, it is recommended that at least 10 pipe diameters in length of plastic pipe be installed upstream and downstream of the plastic strainer to compensate for the factors mentioned above.
If you have an alloy pipeline, consider the Model 72L fluoropolymer lined basket strainers, having alloy bodies with solid fluoropolymer insert.
To properly select a simplex strainer, select the desired material of construction from the navigation menu and a listing of all available sizes, along with a link to their outline drawing will be provided in table format. Use the embedded differential pressure calculator to determine the most appropriate size for your application.
Even though we try to provide as much information as possible to help you decide which model is best for your application by providing links to outline drawings and an embedded differential pressure calculator, it is always a great idea to contact us using our application oriented inquiry form. We usually respond within 1 to 24 hours.