Suction Strainers

Suction strainers are  used to filter out small and large unwanted particles from liquids. Installing suction strainers is an effective way to protect the control systems and the hydraulic pumps. They help to prevent the unwanted coarse particles from entering the inner lining of the pipes and obstructing the flow of liquids or damaging your equipment. Strainers provide front-line defense against particle contamination. Thanks to their compact design, they are easy to install. Our suction strainers generally have a long service life, are corrosion resistant and require low maintenance. For best results, it is important to make sure that they are mounted below the minimum level of liquid in the reservoir. You can use the strainers to filter out petroleum based oils, coolants, phosphate esters, lubricants, water glycols and fire retardant hydraulic fluids. Suction strainers are easy to clean and maintain while protecting your equipment.

Remember, however, that suction strainers protect the hydraulic pumps only against damages caused by coarse elements. So, you may need to install other filtration equipment for complete protection. The experts at Amazon hose and Rubber Company can discuss what is needed to install return line filters and pressure filters along with the strainer if they are needed. These filters provide protection against damages caused by fine contaminants.

Types of Strainers

Apart from suction strainers, there are many other filters and strainers that you can use to protect your hydraulic pumps including:

  • T type
  • Y type
  • Duplex
  • Conical
  • Basket
  • Post type
  • Casting
  • Fabricated
  • Simplex


Suction strainers are used in many industries including:

  • Chemical
  • Water purification
  • Pulp and paper
  • Petrochemicals
  • Marine


The lower end caps of these strainers are usually made of stainless steel, while the threaded end caps are usually made of glass fiber reinforced Polyamide. You can choose the materials, depending on your usage and needs. We carry a wide variety of designs, types, sizes and materials. Contact an expert at Amazon Hose and Rubber Company today.

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