Norwegians develop new method to measure shaker screen performance

Proper solids control is essential for optimum drilling fluid performance. This article presents a new technique to test shaker screens, complementary to API RP 13C.The evolution of high-performance linear and elliptical motion vibratory shakers has culminated in shaker screens often being the only separation device employed on a drillsite. Designating and labelling screens has been historically controversial; screen labels do not always correctly define the separation potential of a particular mesh. In 1993, the American Petroleum Institute (API) issued Recommended Practice (RP) 13E for the drilling industry; it was a significant step forward in identifying screens with distributed apert...

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