Known as the strainer with self-scrubbing cleaning action, the Cla-Val Model X46A Flow Clean Strainer is composed of heavy mesh Monel inner screen covered with a fine mesh monel outer screen. These two elements are securely soldered to sturdy brass bar stock housing. The outer screen is a 40 x 40 mesh screen with .008" wire. This strainer is designed to prevent passage of foreign particles larger than .015". It is especially effective against such contaminant's as algae, mud scale, wood pulp, moss and root fibers.
The X46 Flow Clean strainer operates on a velocity principle utilizing the circular "air foil" section to make it self cleaning. Impingement of particles is on the "leading edge" only. The low pressure area on the downstream side of the screen prevents foreign particles from clogging the screen. There is also a scouring action, due to eddy currents, which keeps most of the screen area clean.
X46A Engineering Data Sheet
X46A Parts List
X46A Quick Manual