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What are shaker screens?
Shaker screens on a shale shaker work by suspending the solid material in fluid and rocking it back and forth through a screen mesh until they become separated.
PLC manufactures our own shaker screens and are API RP 13 C compliant. PLC screens are designed to maximize open area on existing major brand shakers and offers higher performance solids removal, more control and lower screen costs.
Types of Shaker Screens
In general, shaker screens come in two different designs: needle and woven wire mesh.
Most shaker screens are made with a needle design because it is easier to weave finer meshes of needles together versus using thick metal wires.
However, if you need larger holes for screens that are going to be used for heavy solids, you’ll need a woven wire mesh.
Benefits of Shaker Screens
Solid separator screens offer a number of benefits including: increased production, reduced downtime for maintenance, improved quality control during drilling operations, more accurate measurement readings.
In addition to these benefits, shaker screens help with the separation of solids from fluids so that they can be reused or disposed of easily without affecting the other people in your company's operations.
Shaker screens also allow drilling operations to continue even with high turbidity levels.
Maintaining Shaker Screens
To ensure good shaker screen performance, it's necessary to maintain them properly.
The precise filtration accuracy allows for control over the size and content of solids being screened.
Make sure to choose the correct mesh size selection for drilling and check the screen surface regularly.
Checking the shaker's condition is also important, such as the tensioning system's condition and sealing strip.
Post shut off, remove screen panels and clean them with water, eliminating abrasion on the screen and storing them in a dry place.
Installing Shaker Screens
Shale shaker screens installation requires minimal time or effort.
- Prior to installing the new screen, wash down the screen support area.
- Replace worn or missing screen seals, screen supports and crown rubbers.
- Shale shaker screen seals must be replaced in pairs and crown rubbers in sets.
- Carefully lay in the new pre-tensioned screen panel and install the screen wedges in the designated slots on each side of the basket.
- Lastly, check that the screen wedges are tightly secured.
Solid Separation Control
A solids control system is an installation of several solid-liquid separators used in a series. The function of the solids control system is to remove suspended material from a liquid, such as oil or water.
The first element of a solids control system is usually a screen with a surface designed to retain the most common particles.
Industries Who Need Solid Separation Control
Equipment Used for Solid Separation Control
- Classifiers - hydraulic, mechanical, screens, sieve bends
- Gravity, Live, Magnetic, Pressure, and Vacuum Filters
- Hydrocyclones - conical, circulating bed
- Sedimenting and Filtering Centrifuges
Shaker Screen Bolts vs
Shaker Screen Bolts
Shaker Screen Bolts are full thread carriage bolts. They feature a low profile head and are designed for wood-to-wood or wood-to-metal applications.
When used in square punched holes, they prevent turning when nut is tightened. They allow for flexible installation and can be installed from the nut side of the assembly.
Carriage Bolts are also known as square neck, round head bolts. Their square neck on shank is designed for use in square punched holes which prevents turning when nut is tightened.
Short Neck Carriage Bolts, like regular carriage bolts, are designed to stop rotation when the nut is tightened. Short Neck Carriage Bolts are used in sheet metal applications where a standard sized neck would cause an obstruction.