What is Inlet Protection
Definition of Inlet Protection in Construction
Inlet protection is any type of protection that will stop the flow of foreign particles from entering water, air or other type of inlet structure. In many instances, inlet protection is achieved by a heavy grate or filter over the inlet of a structure or a piping system. If the system is an air system, then a filter that is specifically designed is placed at the inlet to the system. This filter will remove foreign particles from the air stream being pulled into the inlet. There are specialized filters that are designed to protect the inlet from microscopic particles that can cause allergies or other illnesses. For a water inlet, the use of screens, heavy grating or in some cases what is referred to as filter fabric, is placed at the inlet to protect it from entry by foreign products.