Which Industrial Strainer Is Right For Me?

Inline strainer

Inline, Side Inlet and Basket Strainers add value to production processes, but knowing the right model for your business is key for optimizing operations. Each strainer has strengths and weaknesses, and knowing the advantages will allow you to select the right one. SaniClean Strainers manufactures a complete line of industrial sanitary strainers, along with replacement parts and filter media, giving customers access to the production enhancing equipment they need.

Inline Strainers

 Inline strainer

Versatility is one of the greatest strengths of Inline Strainers. The units are compatible with multiple connections, including the standard clamped, I-Line, butt weld and bevel seat. Five media options are also available. They include filter socks, wire mesh overscreen, perforated back-up tube, SKS overscreen and wedge wire strainer elements. The cost and variable use of these strainers gives users the flexibility they need to optimize production.

Summary of advantages:

-Short and long capacities
-Five media options are available
-Complete assemblies and replacement parts are available
-Four connections to choose from

Side Inlet

Inlet strainer

The Side Inlet model has many similarities compared to the Inline option. This includes being compatible with multiple connections and having five media options to choose from. However, the Side Inlet Strainer is easy to maintenance, because the housing doesn’t have to be removed from the pipeline to clean the element. Line sizes for this model include: 1.0”, 1.5”, 2.0”, 2.5”, 3.0”, and 4.0”. Complete assemblies and replacement parts are available from SaniClean, making it convenient to use Side Inlet Strainers in high-volume facilities.

Summary of advantages:

-Short and long capacities
-Easy cleaning process
-Five media options are available
-Four connections to choose from

Basket Strainers

Basket strainer

For high-volume facilities with sensitive materials and refinement processes, Basket Strainers are ideal. Producers in important fields, such as the food & beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, can leverage Basket Strainers to enhance product quality and the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Style R has a Side Inlet with a bottom outlet, while the Style S has a Side Inlet, Side Outlet and bottom drain. Each type of Basket Strainer has varying capacities, including 863 short and long options. 450 short, medium and long options are also available.

Basket Strainers can be customized for optimal performance using different basket options. This includes perforated baskets, wire mesh liner baskets, wedge wire strainer baskets and filter bags. These options are among the most advantageous features of the Basket Strainer, because it gives operators maximum flexibility in optimizing production.

Summary of advantages:

-3A approved
-Ideal for food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical applications
-Short, medium and long capacities
-Multiple basket options for optimal performance

Summary of key takeaways:

  • Inline and Side Inlet Strainers are versatile and compatible with four types of connections: standard clamped, butt weld, I-line and bevel seat.
    – Inline and Side Inlet Strainers come with five media options to choose from: filter socks, wire mesh overscreen, perforated back-up tube, SKS overscreen and wedge wire strainer elements.
    – Side Inlet Strainers are easier to maintenance, because the housing doesn’t have to be removed from the pipeline to clean the element.
    – Basket Strainers are ideal for food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical applications.
    – Basket Strainers Style R and Style S come with basket options: perforated baskets, wire mesh liner baskets, wedge wire strainer baskets and filter bags.


Inline, Side Inlet and Basket Strainers have specific features that enhance the production process, given your product and manufacturing strategy. SaniClean Strainers are made from quality materials and have a reputation for top performance, once in service. Please contact SaniClean to further determine the right strainers for your business.

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