Z-Plate Strainers are designed to protect water meters from
the effects of foreign matter and debris. The Z-Plate design is beneficial to
the hydraulics of a water line by canceling the turbulence and providing
smooth, laminar flow, thereby reducing the need for the installation of 8 to 10 diameters of straight pipe ahead of the in-line meter.
The Z-Plate Strainers can be easily serviced without removal
from the main line.
The Z-Plate Strainers should be installed upstream from the inline
The placement of the Z-Plate Strainer ahead of the in-line meter
will maximize revenue and extend the life of the measuring element. To be
used only in POTABLE COLD WATER up to 120° F (50° C) and Working Pressure
up to 150 PSI. Working Pressure tests are performed prior to shipment.
No further adjustments are required before installation.
The Z-Plate Strainers comply with all material and
design requirements of the American Water Works Association Standards
C701 and C702, as most recently revised.
Specifications are subject to change at any time. Please contact MARS for the latest specifications.