Functions of solids control equipment- shale shaker
Solids Control shale shaker is the first stage separation equipment for oilfield drilling mud cleaning system. It utilizes vibrating motor to generate vibrating strength. The vibrating strength drive the drilling mud going through the shale shaker. When the drilling mud go through the shaker screen, clean mud will filter into mud tank. Not allowable bigger solids will pass the screen surface and been discharged.
Types of solids control equipment – shale shaker
Per different motion design. There are mainly 2 types of shale shaker:
1) Linear motion shale shaker. It is the most common shaker model for oil and gas drilling solids control system
2) Balanced Elliptical motion shale shaker. It is not recommended for oil and gas drilling, as the flow capacity is big. The BEM shaker, while mud flow not equal, the motion of the shaker will be changed. And performance not good. Mostly, professional users prefer linear motion for a wide use.
Separation size of solids control equipment – shale shaker
The separation size of the shale shaker equipment depends on shaker screen size. We call it API size or mesh size. The API defers from API 20 to API 325 per API RP13 standard.
Through changing different API size shaker screen, the solids control shale shaker can separate solids size min. above 40 microns (at API 325 shaker screen)
If you do not need to separate so fine solids, you can choose more fine shaker screen, Like 800 microns @ API 20.
The common screen API size for solids control shale shaker is API60, API80, API100, API140,API160. Customer can choose the suitable size per drilling mud condition.
Features & Benefits of GN solids control equipment- shale shaker
1) Heat treatment on complete shaker deck.
2) Vibrating Motor: Italy OLI brand, IEC Ex and ATEX Option available.
3) Electrical components: SIEMENS, Schneider Brand.
4) Shale Shaker Deck Bottom Screen Support Material Stainless Steel
5) Shaker Basket Material: Q345 High Strength alloy material.
6) G force of GN shale shaker can up to 7.5G. And adjustable. It can separate the drilling fluids more dryer.
7) Deck Adjustment (AWD): -1°~+5°
AWD Angle Adjustment System for GN solids control shale shaker
GN AWD Angle Adjustment System for solids control shale shaker is the patent design. It is synchronized change for both sides. You can adjust from any side, the angle change is the same for both side.
GN have a options for AWD Angle Adjustment: Left side of the shaker is a small motor for automatic control. And there are control for the small motor on shale shaker control panel. Right side of the shaker utilize tools for angle adjustment. GN will offer tools together with the shaker. Customer can choose any way to change the angle.
Shale shaker can also combined with desander or desilter assembly and used as mud cleaner. For more information of GN solids control shale shaker, you can visit GN website or contact GN group.