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Re-engineered, re-designed low pressure drop LPD Y-Strainer / Filter provides significant energy-savings

Energy Efficiency

Re-engineered, re-designed low pressure drop LPD Y-Strainer / Filter provides significant energy-savings

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.

LPD Y strainer screen

You have the option to open the plug and drain the strainer, or easily access the screen by removing the plate.

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.


How much can you save? Use this calculator to compare energy usage of the old Y-strainer to that of the new LPD Y-strainer.

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