The Eaton Model 50 Plug Type Duplex Strainer is a simple, economical and trouble-free design, time tested in applications around the world over many years. This type of strainer is actually a high-quality, pressure rated plug valve with integral straining baskets. Switching the flow from one basket to the other is accomplished by moving the operating handle through a 90 degree arc. The design is such that it is impossible for this operation to stop the flow because of the unique port design in the diverter plug. The entire switching operation takes less than 30 seconds and no tools are needed. The plug is automatically positioned each time in exactly the right spot by integral stops.
Other important features of the plug type Model 50 Duplex Basket Strainers include a quick opening, swing away yoke design covers. No tools are required to remove the cover for quick and easy access to the strainer baskets, and they go back on just as fast as they came off. Draining of the basket chambers is simplified with the standard NPT drain taps. All Model 50 Duplex Basket Strainers are provided with mounting legs for bolting the strainer to the floor for a rock solid installation.