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Unveiling Triton™: A Deep Dive into Innovas Technologies’ High Efficiency Y Strainer

Innovas Technologies Introduces the Triton™ High Efficiency Y Strainer For the past ten years, Innovas Technologies has dedicated itself to crafting solutions that empower customers in overcoming operational challenges associated with heat exchanger tube fouling. Our commitment lies in ensuring the success of our customers, achieved through a combination of…

Innovas Technologies Introduces the Triton™ High Efficiency Y Strainer

For the past ten years, Innovas Technologies has dedicated itself to crafting solutions that empower customers in overcoming operational challenges associated with heat exchanger tube fouling. Our commitment lies in ensuring the success of our customers, achieved through a combination of top-notch quality, exceptional service, and innovative product development that delivers optimal life cycle value. Looking ahead, our focus extends towards enhancing value for clients through advancements in IoT, Data Analytics, and cutting-edge sensor technologies, granting them enhanced control and predictability over their operations. The latest addition to Innovas’ product lineup is the Triton™ High Efficiency Y Strainer, which stands as the industry’s most energy-efficient fabricated wye strainer. This aligns seamlessly with our dedication to overcoming heat transfer tube fouling and supporting initiatives aimed at energy efficiency.

What Makes Triton™ Y Strainers Unique

Industrial Y strainers are often considered a commodity, but their role in the filtration of solid particles from liquids in industrial pipelines is important.  Strainers protect pumps, valves, and other sensitive equipment from damage caused by debris and contaminants present in the fluid.  Key features of an industrial Y strainer include:

Strainer Design: Y strainers typically have an inlet and an outlet connected by a diagonal or horizontal leg with a mesh or perforated screen.  Triton™ Y Strainers provide a screen surface area up to 20% larger than competing fabricated Y strainers, enabling longer operation times between cleanings.

Filtration Element: Strainers contain a removable or cleanable filtration element, such as a mesh screen or perforated plate, positioned within the Y-shaped chamber. This element captures solid particles, preventing them from moving further downstream in the pipeline.  Traditional wye strainers utilize a bridge wall or plate to retain the strainer screen and divert flow into the strainer—which greatly disrupts the fluid flow, causes pressure loss, and results in increased pump energy consumption. Triton™ Y Strainers employ a proprietary design enabling streamlined fluid flow and resulting in much lower pump energy requirements.

Material Construction: Y strainers are constructed from materials suitable for the specific industrial application, taking into account factors such as the type of fluid, temperature, and pressure. Common materials include stainless steel, cast iron, bronze, and other alloys.  Triton™ Y Strainers offer customizable end-to-end dimensions and various inlet / outlet connections are available to meet specific needs.

Size and Flow Capacity: Y strainers are available in various sizes to accommodate different pipe diameters. The size of the strainer is selected based on the flow capacity of the system it is protecting.  The Triton™ uses a proprietary screen design that enables straight, smooth fluid flow thereby reducing pump head and motor horsepower requirements. This leads to a lower pressure drop than traditional fabricated Y-Strainers.

Easy Maintenance: Many Y strainers are designed for easy maintenance. The removable filtration element allows for periodic cleaning or replacement without disassembling the entire strainer from the pipeline.  Triton™ Y Strainers feature the Quickclean™ Service Port that provides rapid access to the strainer for inspection and cleaning.  Weighing only 15 pounds, the Quickclean™ Service Port is much safer to use than removing the entire strainer lid and enables single-person operation for inspection and cleaning.

Applications: Y strainers are widely used in industries such as chemical processing, petrochemical, water treatment, power generation, and central cooling plants. They are installed in pipelines ahead of pumps, meters, and control valves to prevent damage and ensure the smooth operation of equipment. Triton™ Y Strainers provide an effective and economical solution for removing solid particles from liquids and gases in industrial processes, contributing to the overall efficiency and reliability of the system.  Triton™ Y Strainers are 100% designed and fabricated in the USA.  All welders are certified to ASME Sec IX with design and fabrication done to ASME Codes: ASME B31.3 Process Piping, ASME B31.1 Power Piping, and ASME BPVC Sec VIII. 

Technical Specifications, Installation, and Maintenance

An in-depth look at Triton’s technical specifications, including the materials used in its construction, size and pressure rating options, and compatibility with different fluids and industries, provides a comprehensive understanding of the strainer’s capabilities.  Browse the Triton™ Y Strainer Technical Data Sheet, Operating Manual, and Ordering Guide to learn more about configuring a system for your application.

Case Studies

Adopters of Triton™ high efficiency Y strainers cite performance, ease of use, and durability as the primary benefits. This firsthand feedback provides a valuable perspective for those considering Triton for their filtration needs.  Real-world examples include the University of Arizona, where Triton™ strainers have been installed ahead of the condensers in cooling towers and in combination with a Helios™Automatic Tube Cleaning System.  Data shows that after 30,000 hours of run-time there have been no process interruptions.  Use cases like the University of Arizona highlight the versatility and reliability of Triton™ Y strainers in various operational contexts, providing valuable insights for potential users.

Contact Information and Resources

For more information on Triton™ high efficiency Y strainers, visit Innovas Technologies’ Triton product page. Customer support can be reached at info@innovastechnologies.com or (877) 897-6564. Additional resources, including manuals and technical documentation, are available for download on the Innovas Technologies website.

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