When solid debris, such as rust and scale, mixes with liquid, gas, or other media and is allowed to flow through a piping system, it can cause serious damage that can lead to shortened valve life and equipment malfunction. To prevent this, it’s important to use wye strainer valves at the proper locations to protect critical and expensive downstream equipment. As a leader in valve technology with over 50 years of experience, RED-WHITE VALVE CORP. can deliver quality wye strainer valve solutions that can lengthen valve life and minimize equipment downtime.

What is A Wye Strainer?

As their name suggests, wye-type strainers have a “Y” shape and are commonly used for pre-filtration or coarse filtration. This type of pipe fitting filters solid particles from a gas or liquid as it passes through the strainer. Since they have a wide filtration area, wye-type strainers can also be used with fine mesh. Wye-type strainers can extend the life of valves as well as protect costly meters, pumps, and other mechanical devices. They work well with steam, petroleum, coal, air, water, and other liquids.

What Is Their Purpose?

Wye strainers are typically used in pressurized liquid or gas lines where solid particles are present with infrequent clean-outs. Using an attached metal, wedge wire, or mesh strainer, the strainer valve separates liquid from solid matter, preventing solid particles from continuing downstream.

Wye strainer valves arrest pipeline debris such as jointing compound, rust, weld metal, and scale in pipelines, protecting processes and equipment from damage. By catching solid debris at defined places within a pipeline, unwanted solids will not be able to move further downstream where they may damage a valve or cause other negative effects. By doing so, wye strainer valves result in reduced maintenance and downtime.

Applications for Wye Strainer Valves

Wye-type strainers offer various benefits that make them an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. They improve the clearance in the medium, prolong valve life, and protect sensitive downstream equipment. As such they are often used to filter media such as:

  • Water
  • Gas
  • Air
  • Steam
  • And more

Wye-type strainers can be installed horizontally or vertically with the screen element facing downward, enabling it to collect solids at the lowest point of the screen.

Wye Strainer Valves From RED-WHITE VALVE CORP.

Wye-type strainer valves protect downstream equipment and processes from the harmful effects of debris such as rust, weld metal, and scale. This is extremely important in preventing downtime and extending the lifespan of valves and other costly equipment. Since 1971, RED-WHITE VALVE CORP. has been providing superior valve solutions for the HVAC, plumbing, commercial, and industrial markets. We manufacture our valves to high standards and work with industry experts to maintain well-stocked warehouses and competitive prices.

To learn more about our wye-type strainer valve offerings, contact us today.