Shale Shakers Maintenance2013-08-03
1 Elliptical, "unbalanced" design
2 Linear "straight line" design
Shale Shaker Maintenance
Because of their greater efficiency & complexity the use of finer mesh screens is essential. This requires more attention than the standard scalping shale shaker screen. Besides periodic lubrication, fine screen use requires the following care:
1 Wash down screens with power washer regularly.
2 Check screens for tear or rips.
3 Make sure screens are properly mounted.
4 Make sure shaker is at proper angle.
5 Check wiring or a regular basis high speed shakers tend to wear through wiring insulation.
In addition, frequent checks must be made for plugging or blinding screens. The shaker angle can be increased or decreased to help eliminate this problem. For blinding screens a more coarse or finer screen may be installed to help solve the problem. Remember your shale shaker is your first line of defense in your solids control system. Choose a shale shaker that is correct for your application and have rig personnel learn to use it correctly.