Trash Catcher Screens

Industrial Screen and Maintenance fabricates a variety of screen shapes and structures for trash catcher screens and systems. The trash catcher screen is one of the most vital parts of a water drainage management system, allowing for the unencumbered flow of water through the system to reduce the risk of backup and flooding. Additionally, a well fitted, low-maintenance trash catcher screen is also important to extending the lifespan of equipment within a drainage or flood defense system. The screen is critical for reducing blockages and wear caused by debris on any pumps within the system.

Industrial Screen and Maintenance brings years of experience in metal fabrication, particularly screen and mesh in a wide variety of materials. This ensures that we have the knowledge and skill necessary to customize a solution for even the most challenging applications in the most technically demanding industries.

Debris Screen Design and Engineering

While the design of a trash catcher screen may seem simple and humble enough, proper engineering and placement is important to ensure that the screen does not impede waterflow and increase the risk of blockage – the very thing it’s trying to prevent.

Industrial Screen and Maintenance brings a breadth of experience to the table in screen design and fabrication and can use factors such as spacing, angle, and placement to customize a trash catcher screen solution that is most appropriate for any particular location. The finished solution will be one that promotes the best flow of water and minimizes risk of equipment damage or flooding.

Material Types for Trash Screens

Industrial Screen and Maintenance works with a number of materials when customizing a solution for our clients. Common materials include:

Metal Comparison

  • Steel – Low carbon C1008 is most commonly used. High carbon/hard drawn for high tensile strength and good abrasion resistance.
  • Stainless Steel (Type 304) – Stainless is the basic alloy of this group and is used extensively in the manufacturing of wire cloth. It contains nominally 18% Chromium and 8% Chromium and 8% Nickel.
  • Type 316 – with its addition of 2% minimum Molybdenum, it provides considerable increased resistance to certain corrosive media. It also provides increased strength at high temperatures.
  • Type 304 L and 316L – are lower in carbon content and are frequently used to retain corrosion resisting properties after welding.
  • Type 17-4 – Precipitation Hardening also known as Type 630 is a chromium-copper precipitation hardening stainless steel used for applications requiring high strength and a moderate level of corrosion resistance. High strength is maintained to approximately 600 degrees Fahrenheit (316 degrees Celsius). Primarily used for our Down hole Motor Components, Drilling Screens and Aerospace components.