Magnetic basket filters, also known as magnetic strainers, are another type of magnetic filter used to remove particles and debris from water in boiler systems. These filters typically consist of a stainless steel basket or strainer with a magnetic rod or bar inserted in the center. As water flows through the basket, any magnetic particles or debris in the water are attracted to and captured by the magnetic rod or bar.
One of the advantages of magnetic basket filters is their ability to capture a wide range of particles and debris, including small particles like sludge and rust. They are also effective at removing non-magnetic particles, such as sand and sediment, due to the physical straining action of the stainless steel basket.
Magnetic basket filters are available in a range of sizes and flow rates to accommodate various boiler system needs, and they can be easily installed in-line with the existing plumbing. They are also typically low-maintenance, as the captured debris can be easily removed from the basket.
However, one potential disadvantage of magnetic basket filters is their limited capacity for capturing larger particles and debris, which may require more frequent cleaning or maintenance. Additionally, the magnetic rod or bar can become saturated with captured debris over time, which may reduce the effectiveness of the filter and require replacement.
Overall, magnetic basket filters offer an effective and versatile option for removing particles and debris from water in boiler systems, with the ability to capture a wide range of particles including non-magnetic debris. However, their capacity for capturing larger particles may be limited, and they may require occasional maintenance to ensure optimal performance.