- Single Side Screen Tensioning
- Pyramid and Pyramid Plus Screen Technology
- Super G2 Vibrating Motors
- Actuated Deck Angle Adjustment
Dilution and disposal costs are minimized with the FLC 500 series linear motion shale shakers. Integrating the industry’s latest advancements in shaker design, high capacity, fine screening, and drier cuttings discharge, these machines can dramatically reduce operating costs. Combining high G-force vibrating motors with Derrick’s exclusive Pyramid screen technology, the FLC 500 significantly improves solids separation.
The FLC 513 is a 3-panel machine that operates at 7.0 Gs, and the FLC 514 is a 4-panel shaker operating at 7.3 Gs. Processing rates vary from 560 GPM of a 17.8 PPG fluid using Pyramid DX-A140* screens on an FLC 513 to more than 900 GPM of a 9.1 PPG fluid with Pyramid DX-A140* screens on an FLC 514. The available screening area per API RP 13C for the FLC 513 is 24.9 square foot with the Pyramid screen and 34.5 square foot with the Pyramid Plus screen. For the FLC 514 the available screening area per API RP 13C is 33.2 square foot with the Pyramid screen and 46.0 square foot with the Pyramid Plus screen.
Two Derrick Super G2 vibrating motors produce the high G, linear motion that powers the FLC 500 series shakers. These patented motors feature oil-bath bearing lubrication that significantly reduces maintenance and dramatically lengthens bearing life. The Derrick Super G2 vibrating motor is backed by Derrick’s industry leading three year warranty. Their low noise level results in a significantly reduced decibel level during shaker operation, permitting the FLC 513 shaker to operate at just 78 dBA.
Innovative single-side tensioning reduces screen panel replacement time to less than one minute per panel. This faster, easier, and more reliable screen panel tensioning is provided by tensioning fingers and two Quick-Lok 1/2-turn tensioning bolts on each screen panel. To match installation and operational requirements, the shaker can be supplied in either right- or left-hand configuration.
A simple press of a button allows its hydraulic-powered, adjustable while drilling (AWD) mechanism, designed for quick easy deck adjustment, to operate from -1° to +5° on the FLC 513 and -1° to +7° for the FLC 514. As drilling rates and formation or mud properties change, the angle of the screen deck can be adjusted to achieve the proper solids conveyance and fluid end point. Increased capacity, longer screen life, and optimal solids removal efficiency are the results.
Top, weir and weir bypass feeders are available for 500 series shakers.
- DX-A140 replaces DX 175 and DX 210.
Flo-Line Cleaner 500 Mud Cleaner
The FLC 500’s modular design permits the machine to be configured as a high performance mud cleaner, desander/desilter, or even as a primary shaker. When configured as a mud cleaner or desander/desilter, a round desilter manifold and/or a desander manifold is mounted in a cone discharge collection pan installed over the vibrating screen. Underflow from the hydrocyclones is received by the collection pan, which may feed directly to discharge or onto the vibrating screens for additional processing.
Up to twenty 4” hydrocyclones may be mounted on the desilter manifold, producing a maximum capacity of 1600 GPM. A ball-type isolation valve is provided at the inlet of each cone to facilitate individual adjustment, as well as permit routine maintenance without completely shutting down the desilter. For high-wear applications, the cones may be supplied with a ceramic lining.
The desander manifold can accept one, two, or three 10” desander cones. Each 10” hydrocyclone can process 500 GPM at 75-foot of head at the manifold for a total capacity of 1500 GPM.
Flo-Line Cleaner 500 VE
All features of the FLC 500 series are included in the FLC 500 VE, which has continuous vapor extraction capabilities. To protect operating personnel and surrounding equipment from vapors emitted during the screening process, the FLC 500 VE features self-locking hoods that cover the screen surface. An exhaust fan installed on the feeder draws away process vapors, while causing a continuous flow of fresh air into the machine. Inspection of screen surfaces, panel changes, and other maintenance are easily accomplished by simply lifting the self-locking covers. The Derrick Super G2 motors that power the FLC 500 VE permit the FLC 513 VE shaker to operate at just 78 dBA.