Shale Shaker

Mechanical device that separates cuttings and large solids from a drilling fluid. NOTE The separation methods can include vibrating screens, rotating cylindrical screens, etc.

Source: API RP 13C, Recommended Practice on Drilling Fluids Processing Systems Evaluation, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, December 2010. Global Standards


Shale Shaker

A vibrating screen that removes relatively large size cuttings from the drilling fluid returns.

Source: API RP 59, Recommended Practice for Well Control Operations, Second Edition, May 2006. Global Standards

Source: API RP 64, Recommended Practice for Diverter Systems Equipment and Operations, Second Edition, November 2001 (March 1, 2007). Global Standards

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