OVERVIEW: The Model YCW is a carbon steel Y strainer (wye strainer) that can be used in applications for steam, water, oil, or gas where protection from foreign matter in a pipeline is required. The YCW1 is 150# class, the YCW2 is 300# class, the YCW3 is 600# class, the YCW5 is 1500# class, and the YCW6 is 2500# class.
They use perforated 304 stainless steel screens that are welded along the seam for maximum strength. If the media is not specified, screens for liquid will be supplied.
Convenient gauge taps are furnished with a plug on both the inlet and outlet sides. These taps allow for easy installation of pressure gauges to monitor differential pressure to determine when screen cleaning is needed.
With its large body and sizable straining element, the YCW models provide excellent open area ratios that are typically two-and-a -half times larger than the corresponding pipeline, minimizing the pressure drop.
These carbon steel units are epoxy painted to help resist rust and corrosion. Stayflow also offers epoxy coatings as an option. They are also are available with different cover options, including swing, clamp, and hinge type covers.