New insert retained option for Hi-Bar safety screens
Published: 12 June 2019 - Sarah Mead
The established range of Hi-Bar safety screens available from miniature component specialist, The Lee Company, now includes an insert retained option for high pressure applications. The new Hi-Bar screen design option offers the key performance advantages created by Lee’s unique drilling techniques along with the installation and retention benefits associated with the insert locking end.
Acknowledged as pioneers in miniature fluid control, Lee’s Hi-Bar safety screens are widely used to protect critical components in both liquid and pneumatic systems in high-technology applications such as aviation, oil and gas exploration and other similar systems.
The key features and benefits of the new screen include; simple and direct installation into fluid passageways with a field-proven locking end, stainless steel construction, a strong, one-piece screen element and a burst / collapse pressure rating up to 7500 psid. They provide effective and proven protection for critical components such as valves, nozzles and orifices from contamination. They also ensure additional levels of protection on sub-system components such as pumps, flow dividers, gearboxes, actuators and control valves.
They are available in 4 different body diameters of 4.74mm, 6.35mm, 9.52mm and 12.7mm. Standard screen hole sizes include 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, 380 and 500 microns. In addition to their suitability to aviation, aerospace and motor racing applications their excellent corrosion resistance to a variety of media, means they are also ideal for use in marine, medical and oil industry applications.