Hayward® Y-Strainers protect piping system components from damage caused by dirt or debris in the process media. They cost less than other types of strainers and are light weight and very compact. Because they can often be supported by the pipeline alone, they work in applications where other types of strainers cannot.
Hayward® Y-Strainers are supplied with a 1/32” perforated plastic screen. This screen is ultrasonically welded, not glued, for superior strength. Screens fabricated from Type 316 stainless steel are also available in openings from 1/2" down to a super fine 325 mesh. All screens have an open area at least twice that of the equivalent pipe size cross-sectional area to minimize pressure drop.
All sizes of Hayward® Y-Strainers feature a heavy-duty hex cap that permits quick and easy removal of the strainer screen when cleanout becomes necessary. Hayward® Y-Strainers work equally well in the horizontal! or vertical position, simplifying piping system layout. This strainer is available in clear PVC which permits viewing of the strainer screen in operation. This helps determine when it needs cleaning based on a visual check of the amount of debris retained by the screen. These Y- Strainers are available in sizes from 1/2” to 2” with socket or threaded pipe connections.