Shale Shaker Screen Sizing and Labeling using API RP 13C

Posted by Graham Evans - November 25, 2011 - Events, Latest News, Technical Luncheon - No Comments

Wednesday, December 7th 2011 at The Westin Downtown

Accurate and consistent shale shaker screen sizing using the API RP 13C standard enables improved performance of solids control systems and reduces drilling fluid costs.

There is a great deal of inconsistency in the nomenclature and standards used to reference screen sizes for shale shakers.  This can lead to misuse of shaker screens, inefficient solids control and increased costs.  To address this situation, the American Petroleum Institute introduced a standard for screen sizing called API RP 13C.  It allows the comparison of screen sizes from different manufacturers and enables the end user to have a better understanding of the performance of their systems.

Currently in Canada, the API RP 13C standard is seldom employed and there exists an opportunity for improving drilling operations through a better understanding of this standard.  This presentation will provide an overview of this situation, explain the API RP 13C procedure and give field examples of how it benefits end users.


Michael Lostracco, Eng., Derrick Equipment Company

Michael Lostracco has a mechanical engineering degree from McGill University and has 20 years industrial experience with separation process technology in various sales, service and business development roles.  Currently, with Derrick Equipment, a world leader in advanced solids control systems, Michael is an Area Manager in international sales.


December 7th, 2011
Reception: 11:30AM
Luncheon: 12:00PM
Presentation: 12:30PM


The Westin | 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA


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