Shaker Screens—API standardizes criteria for solids separation

02/20/2006
New API guidelines for testing and labeling shaker screens should simplify the screen selection process and provide screens that will efficiently filter cuttings from drilling mud. This article is the first of two that will provide a practical guide to shaker screen selection using API RP 13C-compliant screens.In December 2004, the American Petroleum Institute’s Subcommittee 13 approved and published Recommended Practice (RP) 13C, “Recommended Practice on Drilling Fluids Processing Systems Evaluation.” This document combines and updates two previous documents: API RP 13C and API RP 13E. The December 2004 document was also approved by the International Organization for St...
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