Pipeline strainers are utilized in various industrial applications to provide protection for downstream equipment from contaminants that
may be present in the pipeline. Based on the specific application there are numerous specifications that need to be followed to ensure the
strainers are fabricated to effectively meet the process requirements. Strainers are sometimes compared with filtration but at a coarser
level of separation.
A filter is a medium that is designed to remove particles of a designated micron size while a strainer utilizes a perforated plate or a mesh screen to remove larger particles from a process stream. Most filters use a disposable medium while strainers are designed to remove larger visible particles down as low as .001inch in diameter and the strainer can be reused after cleaning.