May 04

Shale shaker is the first phase solids control equipment which is very important for following solids control. Here will give a full function introduction of shale shaker

Purpose of Shaker Performance

The shale shakers performance can be easily observed, all aspects of its operation are visible. Shale shakers provide the advantage of not degrading soft or friable cuttings. When well operated and maintained, shale shakers can produce a relatively dry cuttings discharge.

Function of Shale Shaker

In unweighted muds, the shale shaker’s main role is to remove as much solids as possible and reduce the solids loading to the downstream hydrocyclones and centrifuges to improve their efficiency. In muds containing solid weighting agents such as barite, the shale shaker is the primary solids removal device. It is usually relied upon to remove all drilled cuttings coarser than the weighting material. Downstream equipment will often remove too much valuable weighting material.

Shaker Performance is a Function of:

Vibration motion

• Vibration dynamics

• Deck size and configuration

• Shaker screen characteristics

• Mud rheology (plastic viscosity)

• Solids loading rate (penetration rate, hole diameter)

GN Solids Control is a professional manufacturer in China for shale shaker, and also a complete line of solids control system. Please contact us for inquiry freely


written by GN Shale Shaker

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