Shale Shaker Screens

Shale Shaker screen is the wear part of shale shaker, mainly classified into soft sieve screen, sieve plate type screen, and frame plate type screen.

Selection of a screen is a compromise between solids removal, circulating rate and the life expectancy of a screen. Generally, two types of repairable screens are available for most shakers. The first is a perforated metal plate to which one or more layers of fine screen cloth are bonded. The second type is similar to the first except the metal backing plate is corrugated to increase the square feet of available screen area in the same footprint as a flat type screen. Shale shakers use fine mesh screens to remove solids larger than the opening sizes. Some relatively new screen designations have been introduced by API RP13C and will be discussed before discussing shale shakers.


What is Shale Shaker Screen

Shale Shaker Screens are primary and probably most important device on the rig for removing drilled solids from the mud. This vibrating sieve is simple in concept, but a bit more complicated to use efficiently.

Use of Shaker Screen

Shaker screens are used to separate solids from liquids (mud), typically sand or other heavy materials. Shaker screens on a shale shaker work by suspending the solid material in fluid and rocking it back and forth through a screen mesh until they become separated.

Shaker Screen API Mesh Size

D100 Separation & API Screen Number

D100 Separation (μm)

API Screen Number

>780,0 to 925,0

API 20

>355,0 to 730,0

API 25

>550,0 to 655,0

API 30

>462,5 to 550,0

API 35

>390,0 to 462,5

API 40

>327,5 to 390,0

API 45

>275,0 to 327,5

API 50

>231,0 to 275,0

API 60

>196,0 to 231,0

API 70

>165,0 to 196,0

API 80

>137,5 to 165,0

API 100

>116,5 to 137,5

API 120

>98,0 to 116,5

API 140

>82,5 to 98,0

API 170

>69,0 to 98,0

API 200

>58,0 to 69,0

API 230

>49,0 to 58,0

API 270

>41,5 to 49,0

API 325


Shale Shaker Screen Manufacturer in India

Pan Industries manufacture the replacement shale shaker screens. If you are looking for replacement shaker screens for your drilling equipment shale shaker, you can consider Pan Industries Shaker Screens. The entire shale shaker screens that we offer are high quality but extremely affordable. With a wide range of mesh designs and customizable screen options available, we can provide the perfect screen for your equipment at a price you can afford.

Shaker Screen Types

Hook Strip Screen

Steel Frame Shaker Screen

Composite Frame Screen