Screen basket

A screen basket is a device used to retain or remove suspended or floating solids in flow stream to protect pumps, valves etc. from damage or clogging.

A screen basket is a device with openings (6 – 150 mm), generally of uniform size, used to retain or remove suspended or floating solids in flow stream.  The screen basket prevents the solids from passing a given point in a conduit to protect pumps, valves etc. from damage or clogging. The screening element may consist of parallel bars, rods, wires, grating, wire mesh, or perforated plate.

In a standard pumping station installation the screen basket is placed directly by the inlet, enabling easy emptying and cleaning. In Southern Europe the screen basket is typically placed in pumping stations.