In Sure Flow’s on-going series to help customers get an idea of the variety and scope of strainers and baskets we produce, we decided to provide a quick blog about one of our unique designs.
Large basket strainers sometimes employ a multi-basket design. This is usually a four-basket design, but could be designed with other quantities, within reason.
There are several reasons to go with a four-basket design.
This design increases the basket surface area, which will increase the operating time until baskets become dirty and need to be cleaned.
This design makes it easier to remove the basket for cleaning. Quite simply, smaller baskets are easier to remove than large baskets, especially if they are full of dirt/debris.
Sure Flow is well aware that this design is not always possible and therefore has options to aid in the remove of larger, heavier baskets.
With everything else being equal, smaller diameter baskets are going to be stronger. They have a higher burst pressure than a larger basket.
In a perfect world all material to be strained is of a consistent nature which allows regularly scheduled cleaning, by a maintenance crew that can maintain a consistent cleaning schedule. The reality of any industrial production process though would suggest that the world does not always function in a perfect fashion. So should the basket become clogged prematurely, the higher burst pressure of a smaller basket can be critical.
Here’s an example of this type of multi-basket design.
If you require more information about this design please contact the Sure Flow design team.