Selection for shale shaker screen:

There are lots of Equipment and Machinery used for at drilling rig site. Shale Shaker screen are one of the most important equipment for there. The Shale Shakers are your first equipment for drilled solids & your primary solids control machinery. They are a key factor for predict the success of your drilling mud and centrifuge.

As shale shaker are the primary equipment for mud solid control system at rig operation, the attention for the maintenance and selection of right part & equipment has been increased. Shale shaker screen remove the larger particles from mud that are bigger from mesh size. These particles might be stone which came with mud from rig during the drill, mud hard bonds etc. The mud passes through screen and large particles discharged with help of vibrator flow. The purified mud stored in a separate tank to reuse in drilling operation and impurities are dissolved for other use. The selection of shake screens depends on formation of cuttings, bit type, and mud properties. For large solids a mesh 50, 84 and 110 is usually adequate which easily removed the large solid particles from mud and give us a purified mud for reuse. It placed on first interaction or top of the screen or surface of the screen. The mud which is passed from this layer goes to the main screening layer and these mesh goes up to 320 mesh which is very fine.

The main factors to choose the right screen are the solids diameter, mud gravity, viscosity & density etc. the result of wrong screen selection can lead to loss of expensive drilling fluids, premature pump failures, overloading of other solids removal equipment such as a decanting centrifuge, decreased equipment life, reduced rate of penetration and serious problems in the well bore.

What factors can influence shaker screen's performance?

Screen cut point.

Screen conductance.

Screen non-blanked open area.

Shaker conveyance rate.

Shaker deck angle.

Liquid flow rate.

Liquid phase viscosity.

Solids sizes.

Motor vibration.

Missing rubbers on screen bed.

Metal Grade

Mesh micron accuracy


Selection of shale shaker screen wire mesh

Now, we have idea the importance of shaker screen in drilling rig. The selection of right micron for screen is important but the right mesh and metal grade also have same importance in selection or correct shale shaker screen. if you purchased the low-grade metal screen than it will damage so fast and due to that your maintenance cost and time will increase which will affect your rig production and increase the operation cost by 20-40%.

YKM is very popular brand for shale shaker screen meshes. We have 40+ years’ experience in shaker screen. with more than 500 looms which include German, Japan, USA and China machinery. We have our own R&D team which include senior scientist from Germany, USA and China who are working continuously to improve our facility and provide the best solution to our client for shale shaker screen. We have facility to produce top world-class stainless-steel wire mesh with Plain weave, twill weave, DUTCH weave, and Reverse DUTCH weave, Reverse Twill Dutch Weave Wire mesh. The most running stainless steel wire mesh grade is SS304, SS304L, SS316 and SS316L for shaker screen. 

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