The shale shaker is the most important solids control equipments, it’s the first phase of the solids control for drilling mud.The following tips will help you to achieve the
Use finest shale shaker screens possible
Unless specific drilling fluid requirements dictate otherwise, always use the finest screens possible without incurring mud carryover and with the shaker being configured in optimum set-up condition i.e. angle, pool depth etc.
Replace Damaged Shaker Screens
Never allow torn screens to be used. As holes appear change and repair out at the first opportunity.
Proper Cleaning of the Shaker
Never clean shaker screens with brushes or sticks. The poor transportation requiring the use of brushes should be addressed at source. Always use appropriate cleaning solution. Never use water with an oil or synthetic based mud.
Shale shakers are the first and main defence against solids. The screens are fundamental in the operation. Do not store, transport or handle them inappropriately.
Screens can significantly improve solids control efficiency.
Never By Pass
Never by-pass the shaker except in an Emergency.
Maintenance of the Shaker
Ensure the shaker components are in good order; rubber supports, tensioning mounts etc.