Strainers are used in a variety of industrial settings, including manufacturing, chemical plants, food processing plants, and water treatment. They are employed in a variety of ways, including using screens to separate solids from liquids or gases, and using different types of mechanisms to control the flow of material.
There are two main types of strainers: screen and bag. Screen strainers are typically made from metal or plastic and have a mesh opening that is large enough for small particles but small enough that objects cannot pass through the openings. Bag strainers use a net-like design to trap objects as they flow through the device. These strainers are often used to separate materials such as grains, nuts, and seeds from liquids or gasses.
When strainers are used incorrectly or without the proper safety equipment, they can cause serious injuries. Injuries related to strainers can occur when the strainer becomes entangled with an object and is not able to move freely. This can cause the strainer to become overloaded, which can lead to it breaking. Other injuries can occur when operators attempt to remove an object from a strainer that is stuck on the sides or bottom of the device. Strainers can pinch or crush workers’ skin and expose them to hazardous chemicals and other materials. Furthermore, strainers can fall and injure people below them. To avoid these types of injuries, make sure to use safe strainers and equip workers with the appropriate safety gear.
If you have been injured by a strainer, contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options, and protect your interests.