The LPD Y-strainer/filter from Metraflex provides significant energy savings over the old Y-strainer, Metraflex states. Metraflex has re-engineered the 100-year-old strainer and given it a leaner interior with fewer obstructions. The result is lower pressure drops resulting in energy-savings so significant the LPD Y-strainer can pay for itself in months, the company states. The LPD was the result of Metraflex completely re-engineering the traditional Y-strainer to provide a strainer with a much better pressure drop and at the same time a much higher debris capacity than any Y-strainer or basket strainer on the market, it points out. The strainer includes a neodymium magnet in the collection vortex of the LPD to catch iron oxide particles to help prolong the life of ECM pumps.