Web Automatic Self-Cleaning Strainers

The Web

The Web, Motorized, Automatic, Self-Cleaning Strainer, provides continuous debris removal from fluid piping systems that demand full time uninterrupted flow.

The Web is particularly effective in fluid applications where unattended service, high solids loading and/or uninterrupted flow requirements deem a basket strainer and its attendant maintenance problems impractical.

Any of the Model SFA Strainers, applied correctly, will prove efficient and cost effective compared to simplex/duplex strainers or other automatic straining systems.

Sequence of Operation

1.    Debris laden fluid enters through inlet to inner chamber. (Fig. 1)
2.    Dirty fluid flows upward and outward through the strainer element (A).
3.    Debris is retained on the flat face of the strainer element, while strained fluid continues to outer chamber and exits through strainer outlet. (See inset)
4.    During backwash or cleaning cycle, the motor/gear reducer (B) is engaged and drives the hollow drive shaft (C) and hollow port (D) around the inner circumference of the strainer element.
5.    The backwash assembly C, D, and E are opened to atmospheric pressure by opening the backwash control valve (not shown).
6.    Flow reversal occurs at the port/straining element (F) interface because of the pressure differential described in 5. (See Inset)
7.    Debris is effectively vacuumed from the full length of the straining element by a vigorous reverse fluid flow and into the hollow port; down the hollow drive shaft and out the backwash outlet (G).
8.    The hollow port continues to sweep the full length of the strainer element until the cleaning cycle has ended.
9.    The strainer will provide continuous uninterrupted fluid flow during the cleaning operation.
10.    The cleaning cycle can be set for continuous or intermittent backwash.

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