Fabricated T Strainers remove sand, dirt, pipe scale, grit, welding beads and other unwanted solids from industrial liquids, gases, water, and steam
Winston/Royal Guard Types 59, 60, and GP59 T strainers, also referred to as TEE strainers, are available in several styles to meet customer installation needs. Normal flow configurations are straight though for the Type 59, and 90⁰ angle for the Types 60 and GP59.
The Type 59 T strainer has the conventional bathtub shaped basket, the Type 60 a cylindrical shaped basket, and the type GP59 a conical shaped basket. Consideration must be given to the installation orientation when specifying a quick-opening closure.
Standard material for the T strainer body and flanges is carbon steel with 304 stainless steel basket (carbon steel optional). Available materials for body and flanges are 300 series stainless steels (all or wetted parts), alloy 20, monel 400, nickel 200, hastelloy B and C276, inconel, incoloy, and chrome moly. Except for chrome moly, the basket can be manufactured in any of these materials.
Internal perforated baskets are manufactured from heavy gauge materials and seam welded for maximum strength.
A complete selection of perforated metal and wire cloth is available for various openings and retention requirements. Typical basket openings are 80 mesh (0.0070”opening) for gas service, 40 mesh (0.0150” opening) for steam, and perforated with 1/8” diameter holes on 3/16” centers for process liquids. Most wire mesh sizes will have perforated support.
The basket access cover is available as a bolted blind flange with lifting handle or davit, or a quick-opening closure for easier and faster access for basket cleaning.
Options include lifting eye(s), differential pressure connections, vent, and other customer requirements. Inlet/outlet styles include flanged or butt weld.
Manufacturing codes for T strainers include ASME Section VIII, Division 1, ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, B31.12, or in accordance with customer specifications.