Strainer Basket Details

Fluidtrol's standard basket is constructed from 1/8" perforated @ 3/16" staggered centers. However, we have the capability to fabricate baskets with a variety of hole size and open area to meet particular design requirement.

The stainless basket is a significant cost in the manufacture of an average sized aquatic strainer. The basket represents the most costly replacement part for the 
end-user. 

The Fluidtrol strainer basket is built to last. Our baskets are laser cut from heavy duty 12 gauge stainless steel, making this potential weak spot super strong.

2" - 10" Strainers 12" to 16" Strainers 18" to 24" Strainers
18 Gauge 16 Gauge 14 Gauge
 

1/8" Perf @ 3/16" centers
33 holes per. sq. in.
40% open area

3/16" Perf @ 1/4" centers
18.5 holes per sq. in.
51% open area

5/32" Perf @ 3/16" center
33 holes per sq. in.
63% open area

1/4" Perf @ 3/8" centers
8.1 holes per. sq. in.
40% open area
Strainer Size Inches Dimension A Inches Dimension B Inches Surface Area Sq. Inches Basket Pipe Artea Ration Open Area Pipe Area Ration (40% Open Perf.)
3 9 4 100.5 15.6 : 1 6.2 : 1
4 12 1/2 5 1/2 192.1 17.1 : 1 6.8 : 1
6 15 1/2 7 1/2 320.9 12.5 : 1 5.0 : 1
8 20 1/8 9 505.2 11.2 : 1 4.5 : 1
10 25 3/8 10 718.3 10.2 : 1 4.1 : 1
12 32 11 1010.3 10.1 : 1 4.0 : 1
14 37 15 1566.1 13:01 5.2 : 1