Shale Shaker Screen
Definition - What does Shale Shaker Screen mean?
A Shale Shaker Screen is a component of a drilling rig that acts as the first point of contact or first phase by which drill cuttings come in contact while entering into the shale shaker equipment. A shale shaker is a solid separation tool that helps in the removal of the large portions of cuttings from drilling fluids. Shale shaker screens are important to the shale shaker equipment used in the mining, oil and gas and coal cleaning industries for grinding and controlling drill cuttings from mud.
Petropedia explains Shale Shaker Screen
Shale shakers are considered to be vital components of drilling equipment. These are not only used in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry, but also in other industries, such as ore mining and cleaning, coal mining and cleaning, etc. A shale shaker forms the very first phase of the solids control system on a drilling rig. A typical shale shaker tank consists of the following components:
- Screen Basket
- Basket Angling Mechanism