Oct 28, 2023

Simplex Basket Filter Housings


Simplex Basket Filter / Strainers, these are mechanical devices for the efficient removal and retention of solids and other foreign material from flowing fluids and gases. They do this by means of a strainer basket housed within the unit. Basket strainers incorporate larger filtration areas than ‘Y’-Type strainers and similar strainers and thus provide minimal pressure losses, improved flow rates, greater dirt holding capacity and longer service life.

Basket Filters / strainers are used in a vast range of applications where flow can be interrupted to allow the removal of the basket for periodic cleaning. They are usually mounted horizontally into the pipeline, however on fabricated units, line connections can be orientated to suit customer requirements. Minor modifications can also be made to enable the installation into downward flow vertical pipelines.

The central part of the unit is the strainer basket which removes and retains the harmful contamination. The basket is secured via a spring-loaded handle which is compressed by the strainer cover. Baskets are manufactured from perforated plate and, for finer degrees of filtration, baskets are lined with mesh linings which can be either permanent fixtures or removable.

For fine filtration down to 1 – 2-micron, special basket assemblies can be provided where only the middle insert needs to be replaced as required. Baskets can be supplied in high quality Stainless Steel which is cleanable. As with all Innovative Filtrex™ strainers, great emphasis is placed upon the filtration area available in each unit. For greater filtration areas, pleated baskets can be provided.

A wide selection of materials available including :

  • Carbon Steel
  • Low Temperature Steel
  • Various grades of Stainless Steel, Gunmetal, Aluminum Bronze, Cunifer (90/10), Duplex and Super Duplex Stainless Steel, 6Mo Stainless Steel, Alloy 20, Alloy 28, Inconel, Monel, Hastelloy and Titanium.

Optional features can be accommodated to most units and include :

  • Magnetic basket assemblies
  • Pleated baskets for high filtration areas
  • D.P gauges and switches c/w alarms
  • Flanged D.P. , vent and drain connections
  • Special coatings and linings
  • Special basket assemblies for fine filtration
  • Special reinforced baskets for high collapse pressures
  • Vent and drain valves
  • Steam jackets (fabricated units only)