Straining Element Selection and Model Information

Straining Element Selection

The Model SFA Straining Element pictured above is an extremely rugged, single-piece unit available in a variety of standard and custom openings and materials.
Screen opening should be selected based on the amount of protection necessary, and not on the smallest opening available.  By specifying a smaller opening than needed, more debris will be retained and subsequently result in longer cleaning durations and increased backwash fluid loss.  Also, smaller than necessary screen openings will reduce open screen area and increase pressure loss.
The screen opening should be approximately one-third (1/3) to one half (1/2) the largest size particle that can safely pass downstream.  Example:  A strainer protecting spray nozzles with a 1/16″ orifice would be supplied with a 1/32″ screen opening.



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