"Y"Strainers take their name from their configuration. They are most commonly used in pressurized
lines, gas or liquid, but can also be used in suction or vacuum conditions. They are intended for
applications where small amounts of solid particulate are expected, and where clean-out will be
infrequent. if solids will flush easily from the screen, and fluid can be exhausted to
atmosphere, a blow-down valve on the drain port will allow clean-out without removal of the
screen, and without interrupting the process flow.