A wedge wire intake screen consists of a cylindrical or flat panel made of stainless steel wires that are shaped into a V-shaped profile. These wires are welded together at precise intervals to form slots or gaps between them. The size of the slots can be customized based on specific application requirements.
These water intake screens are utilized in the intake systems of pumps, wells, and reservoirs to prevent the entry of debris that could damage equipment or disrupt operations.
Wedge wire intake screens offer several advantages over other types of screens. They have a higher open area, allowing for increased flow rates and reduced pressure drop. The V-shaped profile of the wires provides excellent mechanical strength, allowing the screen to withstand high pressures and heavy loads without deformation. The precise slot openings provide accurate particle retention, ensuring efficient filtration. Additionally, the screens are resistant to corrosion, making them suitable for use in harsh environments.
Intake Screen Types
We supply different types of intake screens to meet different working conditions and piping systems. Profile wires, slot openings, screen sizes and flange types are all flexible and customizable.
Here are four main types of intake screens. You can review the comparison of four types of intake screens to decide which one is best for you.
|Type||Screen Diameter||Overall Length||Outlet diameter||Backwash Diameter|
|T Type Intake Screen||1400 mm||4600 mm||DN900||DN200|
|500 mm||1300 mm||DN200||DN50|
|600 mm||1500 mm||DN300||DN50|
|800 mm||2000 mm||DN400||DN100|
|I Type Intake Screen||500 mm||1000 mm||DN200||DN50|
|800 mm||1500 mm||DN300||DN50|
|Drum Type Intake Screen||550 mm||550 mm||DN300||DN50|
|800 mm||800 mm||DN300||DN50|
|Small Pipe Intake Screen||150 mm||600 mm||DN50||1/2"|
|80 mm||200 mm||DN100||/|
Features & Benefits
Intake screens provide continuous water extraction from rivers, lakes, dams and oceans.
They are widely used in the following industries:
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