When it comes to a solid control system on any type of drilling equipment, the shale shaker
is arguably the most important pieces of equipment. With drilling fluid being so important to maintaining drill performance, being able to utilize fluid efficiently is crucial. A shale shaker is what separates any drilling liquid, commonly referred to as mud, from solids, also known as cuttings. On a shale shaker, one of the most important components is the shale shaker screen. The shale shaker screen is actually what separates liquids from solids so having the correct screen can determine how effective drilling equipment operates.
The shale shaker screen is a mesh screen that is created out of woven metal that goes inside the shale shaker. Whenever solids or cuttings are produced from drilling equipment, they are coated in drilling liquid. When those cuttings are shaken over shale shaker screens, the screen is able to capture all of the solid particles and allow any excess mud to drip through the screen where it can then be deposited back into the tank.
There are many different types of shale shaker screens available on the market today, each with different types of weaving to create the screen and different sizes of mesh. Ultimately choosing the best screen comes down to choosing the finest mesh you possibly can that doesn’t result in drilling liquid being lost from the front of the shaker screen that match the type of shaker equipment you are using.
If you are looking for replacement shaker screens for your drilling equipment, you may want to consider H-Screening Separation products. All of the shale shaker screens that we offer are high quality but extremely affordable. With a wide range of mesh designs and customizable screen options available, we can provide the perfect screen for your equipment at a price you can afford.