LESSON

4
LECTURE
STRAINER/TRAVELING SCREEN
SUB-OBJECTIVE
At the end of the Lesson the Trainees wi !e a!e to des"ri!e witho#t error the
strainer/tra$ein% s"reen&
'&( GENERAL )ESCRI*TION
'&' TRAVELLING SCREEN
Each travelling screen system consists of eight traveling sea water screens,
four screen wash pumps and one screen wash strainer. The screen prevents
fish and marine debris/rubbish from entering the system and clogging up the
sea water and screen wash pumps.
The screen will gradually become clogged (blocked), so there will be a
difference in water level between the inlet and outlet side of the screen.
Once the difference in level reaches !! mm, the screen is automatically
rotated and cleaned by a backwash spray which is supplied by the screen
wash pump through spray no""les. The screen can also be activated by Timer
mode. The debris removed from the screen is sent to the pit and discharged.
+&( CONSTRUCTION )ETAIL
a. #creen $ %i&ed to the
carrier chain and made of wire mesh.
b. 'ead #procket $ (rives the
carrier chain.
c. )arrier )hain $ *rovides power
drive to the screen.
d. (rive )hain $ Transfers power
via reduction gear to head sprocket.
e. #plash 'ousing $ E&ternal casing
made from %ibber glass %.+.*. plate.
f. Tray $ )ollects debris
and is washed by sea water spray.
g. )orrosion *robe $ #acrificial
,node to prevent corrosion of screen.
,&( -AINTENANCE
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-. .ubricating oil $ )heck the level
of the motor lubricating oil.
. /rease $ )heck
smoothness of rotation grease if re0uired.
1. (rive chain $ )heck
slackness of drive chain.
2. )orrosion probe $ +enew the
probe/anode if corrosion has reduced its
si"e e&cessively.
.i%& /-4-'& Tra$ein% Seawater S"reen&
4&( BAS0ET STRAINER
The basket strainer eliminates debris from the make3up water and the
seawater.
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This strainer can be automatically washed without stopping the plant
operation. 4f the element becomes blocked by debris, the suction hopper
rotates automatically. (ebris is sucked from the hopper and is discharged
from the drain pipe. The drain discharge valve also opens automatically.
4&' CONSTRUCTION )ETAIL
a. Element 5asket type mesh fi&ed to
casing by the support.
b. 'opper %i&ed to, and rotates with
shaft.
c. )asing E&ternal shell and main body.
4&+ -AINTENANCE
)heck smoothness of shaft rotation.
+eplenish the gear bo& with grease if necessary.
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1UESTIONS2
-. 6hat protects the system from electro chemical corrosion7
. /ive five e&amples of debris.
1. 6hat does back washing mean7
2. 6hat two parameters causes the screen to rotate7
8. %ind out what kind of pumps are used7
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