Self-Cleaning Filters & Strainers


Thompson Strainer
Dependable, Low Maintenance Filtration

The Thompson Strainer is patented stainless steel strainer used on a wide variety of industrial applications to remove solid particles from liquid systems. Our unique product has grown popular due to its patented, low-maintenance design, stainless steel construction, and exceptional efficiency.

All models of the Thompson Strainer operate with less than a 1-PSI pressure loss at maximum flow when clean. This efficiency provides real energy savings when compared to strainer products that rely on energy consuming devices like spinners and torpedoes to give a comparable cleaning action. Call us today for a free energy savings estimation.

The Thompson Strainer’s internal flow patterns are responsible for making our unique product so effective. As liquid flows up through the internal riser pipe and deflects off the inner surface of the conical shaped screen, heavy sediments are forced downward, away from the screen, into the large debris reservoir. Unlike traditional basket strainers, y-strainers, or bag filters, the Thompson Strainer can be flushed while online and in service. Settled debris is easily removed by purging through the debris flush port

Thompson Inverted Basket StrainerConsider The Features
     *High Quality Stainless Steel
     *Industry’s Lowest Pressure Loss (1Pd @ max flow)
     *Unique Patented, Low Maintenance Design
     *Space Saving Profile
     *Flushes Debris While Strainer is in Service
     *Accommodates a Wide Range of Flow Rates
     *Several Mesh/Micron Options Available
     *Optional Instrumentation Packages Available
     *Reduces Capital Costs

Consider The Benefits
     Eliminates Plugged Nozzles
     Eliminates Fouled Heat Exchangers
     Eliminates High Maintenance and Operating Costs
     Eliminates Inefficient Heat Transfer and Cooling System Inefficiencies

Choosing a strainer with sufficient surface area is critical in any application. The Thompson Strainer has significantly more surface area than most traditional basket and y-strainers. With units available with connection sizes from 2” to 10”, accommodation flow rates up to 2,000 GPM (higher flow rates are achieved by manifolding multiple strainers), Miller-Leaman has a strainer that will fit your specific needs.

As liquid flows up through the internal riser pipe and deflects off the inner surface of the conical screen, heavy sediment is forced downward away from the screen and into the large debris reservoir. Settled debris is easily removed by purging through the debris flush port.

The strainer vessel is purged while online and in operation. By opening a valve on the flush port, all debris in the lower reservoir is purged from the vessel, as shown. Back flushing or taking the unit off-line is not required to perform this flushing procedure.

Thompson Strainer Quick Reference Chart

Model Number Max. GPM Screen Surface Area Inlet/Outlet Style Flush Port Connection Size Lid Type Max Pressure Rating (PSI)
MLS-2 100-GPM 122 sq. in. 2" Male NPT 1 1/2" Male NPT Clamp 125-PSI
MLS-3 200-GPM 200 sq. in. 3" Male NPT 1 1/2" Male NPT Clamp 125-PSI
MLS-4C 350-GPM 367 sq. in. 4" Flanged 1 1/2" Male NPT Clamp 125-PSI
MLS-4B 350-GPM 367 sq. in. 4" Flanged 1 1/2" Male NPT Bolt 150-PSI
MLS-6 750-GPM 745 sq. in. 6" Flanged 1 1/2" Male NPT Bolt 150-PSI
MLS-8 1300-GPM 1,559 sq. in. 8" Flanged 1 1/2" Male NPT Bolt 150-PSI
MLS-10 2,000-GPM 2,434 sq. in. 10" Flanged 1 1/2" Male NPT Bolt 125-PSI

The models above are Miller-Leaman's standard product line. Upon request, Miller-Leaman can design and build a strainer to meet your specifications. Miller-Leaman, Inc. products undergo constant quality control and improvement evaluations. The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes and improvements in the product without prior notice. Thompson Strainer U.S. Patent #5,132,013

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