As professsional manufacturer and supplier of a variety of industrial equipment made-in-China, Y Strainers are one of our strong products. It's known that Y Strainers are devices used for mechanically removing solids from flowing liquids or gases by means of a perforated or wire mesh straining element. They are used in pipelines to protect equipment, such as pumps, meters, control valves, steam traps and regulators. Although there are occasional exceptions, the use of Y Strainers generally follows several rules. First, they are ordinarily employed where the amount of materials to be removed is small. Size for size, their dirt holding capacity is less than a basket strainer. Next, Y Strainers are usually installed when frequent clean-out is not needed. There are Y Strainers in service on steam lines. A Y Strainer has the advantage of being able to be installed in either a horizontal or vertical position. Some manufacturers reduce the size of the Y Strainer body to save material and to cut costs. Before installing a Y Strainer, be sure it is large enough to properly handle the flow. A low priced strainer may be an indication of an undersized unit.