The new Metraflex LPD Y-Strainer/Filter provides significant energy savings over the old Y-strainer. Metraflex has re-engineered the 100-year-old strainer and given it a leaner interior with fewer obstructions. The result is significantly lower pressure drops resulting in energy-savings so significant the LPD Y-strainer can pay for itself in months.
Lower pressure drops than traditional, old Y-strainers
Metraflex has removed the bridge wall/body casting structure that has traditionally diverted flow into the screen as it enters the strainer. Now flow takes a much straighter line from intake to discharge. Other internal structural improvements also help create a more open internal geometry, allowing for smoother flow throughout the strainer. The result is significantly lower pressure drops.
Larger screens with more surface area
The new LPD Y-strainer internal design also accommodates a significantly larger screen, up to 30% larger. This larger screen has more holes allowing smoother fluid flow. In addition, as debris collects, the same amount of debris trapped by both the new LPD Y-strainer screen and a traditional, old Y-strainer screen covers a significantly smaller percentage of the new LPD Y-strainer screen. This contributes to lower pressure loss. It also takes longer for debris to collect and significantly impact strainer performance.
Compare a 6-inch LPD Y-strainer to the traditional 6-inch Y-strainer
As an example, we compared a 6-inch LPD Y-strainer, with 50% of the screen clogged with debris, to a competitors completely clean 6-inch Y-strainer. The partially clogged LPD Y-strainer still has a lower pressure loss than the completely clean traditional Y strainer!
Metraflex has created a Y-strainer energy-savings calculator. You can use your real-world numbers to calculate the energy-savings you can expect using the new LPD Y-strainer.