Novel screening unit provides alternative to conventional shale shaker

Courtney Dehn Lindsay Process Plant Inc. Calgary The Pansep screen is a nonvibational device that separates cuttings through the use of gravity and particle separation. Shown here is the first 4 cu m unit installed at the Optimum Coal Colliery in South Africa. A fine coal is being fed to the top deck (Fig. 1) A solids/liquid separation unit may provide an alternative method to screen drill cuttings and fines before entering the active mud system (wet classify), possibly replacing conventional equipment including the shale shaker, desander, desilter, and settling tank. In October 1997, the Pansep screen was introduced in the minerals-processin...

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